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Entered at the Post Office, Rockland, Me , as Second-Class Matter. 

Campaign II. January, 1392, 


The neighing troops, the flashing blade, 
The Bugle's stirring blast." 




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(Will You Answer to Your Name?) 


(Banquet at the Revere House), 
September 17th, 1 SS9. 

Editor, Edward P. Tobie, Pawtucki-t, R. I. 
Published by the First Maine Cavalry Association. 

Address, |. P. Cillky. Tn-dsam . Rockl 

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g Complete Alpfcafceticat Rooster of 

PlEnvfiKS or Tim Piiust IAainz Caval,iuj 
1361 — 1565 

Cxpiv am a Tom IS OT£3 

The figures opposite the names refer to the pages of the extended 
roster in the history, but are of value in this pamphlet as showing 
the company, etc., of each member, viz: 

Tages 451460 show the Field and Staff. 

" 461-462 Non-Com. staff. Pases 541-557 Co. F. 

" I 463-464 Band. 

" - 465-480 Go. A. 

" 481-499 Co. B. 

" 500-512 Co. C. 

« 513-525 Co. D. 

" 526-540 Co, E. 

" 660-665 Comrades of the 1st D. C. Cavalry who died 
prior to transfer, or were not taken up on the 
rolls of the First Maine Cavalry at that time. 
A star indicates that such member is dead. 

553-577 Co. G. 
578-593" Co.. H. 

594-610 Co. T. 
611-630 Co. K 
631-613 Co. L. 
644-653 Co. M. 


Abbott, Alfred 


J. Holman 


John P. 


Abrams, John 



Achorn, James W. 



Adams, Daniel 


Frank C. 


Lowell, Mass. 

James M. 


Lincoln Center. 

JobC. . 


Van Buren. 

Thara S. 



Additon, Charles H. 



Aderton, Thomas J. 


Died in Southern prison, Dec. 12. '04. 

Agin, Patrick 



Akers, John M. 



Aldrich, William C. 


Allen, Elijah . 

Frederick K. 



Died in Southern prison, Feb. 13, '65. 

Harrison B. . 



Hazo F. 


Henry C. 


Hiram \Y. . 


Died at Andersonville prison. 

Ivory II. 


26 Heard St., Chelsea, Mass. 

Josiah S. 


Melvin J. 



Samuel H. . 



Walter . 


Alexander, Arlev p. • 


Killed at Dinwiddle, March 31, '65. 

Che!i3 . * . 


George E. . 


William F. . 


Ambrose, Charles . 



Ames, George S. . 



Henry C. 


John . 



William H. . 


Died m the service, Sept. 24, '64. 

Anderson. Thomas 


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1 /-7/^V7' MAINE BUGLE. 

A .ttilrv ■«•< F.ben 

50 : 


George >'. 

. 515 


Gideon, Jr. . 

. 46* 


John IL 

579, 594 

Malta, Ohio. 


55 2 

Holliston, Mass. 

Orlando V. . 

. 488 

Sylvamw C. . 

. 66! 

F>ied in the service, May 5 '64. 

Tritium ■ . 

. 53 1 



. <G1(S 


Jonathan A. 

. 061 

Archibald, Samuel G. 

. Col 

William ('. . 

. • 616 

Am oid, Jerry E. . 

. 517 


. 504 


William A. . 

, CV>..£ 

Atkln* v Edgar 

AUvood, Jam< - F. 

. 601 

Killed in action, June 26, '64. 

Avenll. Frank \V. 

. 010 

Avcrv, Columlma C. 

. 6.'?") 

'Scwal! S. 

. 63 i 

BdedatHalioweJl.Beo. 26, '90. • 

Ayat?. Joseph 

. 531 

Ay*T* t Clarence . 

. 061 

Ayru.s, William Ji. 

. 517 

Charlotte. * 

Babb, Abner . 

. 488 


LothropL. . 

. tno 

Badger, Nathan . 

. 583 

Bagiev. Albnzo J. . 

. 483 


. 466 



. 018 


Bailey. Charles M. 
Edwin I). 

. 615 

Killed in charge on Lee's train, April 6, 'e J 
« . Bristol. 

Henry \Y. 

. 035 

E, Liven no re. 

Ira F. . 

, 649 

Mark V. 

. 471 

William K. . 

. 583 

Baker, Albert 

. 484 

Charles H. . 

. 579 

Cornelius V. 



Bow C. . 



Edward S. 


Frederick . 

. 661 

Frederic M. . 


Died in the .service, April 17, '65. 

Granville W. 


San ford G. . 


Wellington P. 46 

1, 583 

Annwam, 111. 

William H . 
Ban K s, Au-uatus-A. 


Died at Richmond of won nds received Mav 



16 ( umberland Street, Portland. 

Edward F. . 


S '. ro n g . 

John C. 


Broken Bow, Neb. 

Eoseoc R. 


Wescott, Custer Countv, Neb. 

Banks, Charles 


York Village. 

Barber, Jesse 


Abbott Village. 

Garden, .Ansel 


Barker, George 


Henry . 


Died at Washington, April 2'.', '64. 

Henry S. 


Barlow, Willard W. 



Barnard, Otis H. . 


East Auburn. 

Barnes. Benjamin F. . 
Georg* W. . 



Killed at Charles City Cross Roads, Autr. is 
\\ inslow. 


Barrett, Addison D. 


148, 150 Main Street, Norfolk, Va 

Cvrus F. 


Died in Southern prison, Nov. 23, '64 

George 1L M. 



James F. 



Barrows, Benjamin O, . 




Methuen, Mass. 

Bartlett, Aaron 



George A. 


Prof. Harvard College, Cambridge, Mass 

George W. . 


Killed at Coal Harbor, June 2, '64. 

Joseph W. 


Orrin W. 


Bassett, Charles E. 


Edward . 


Baston, Nathan P. 


Batelxdder, Theodore 
Batchclor, Joseph M. 
Bates, Henry . 
Bayard, John I>. . 
Ileal, Burton A. 

Charles F. . 

George P. 
Beals, lloscoe G. . 

Waldo C. 
Bean, Bumis R. 

Charles H. . 

Oscar L. 

William S. . 
Beathcn, Robert . 
Beckwith, Alonzo . 
Bedell, Moses 
Beede, Oilman H. . 
Begin, John B. 
Bell, Charles H., Jr. 

Franklin H. . 

Loring W. 


Wesley K. . 
Belony, John . 
Bendenger, Peter . 
Ben tier, Alex ander 

Daniel W. . 

Thomas II. . 
Benson, Andrew M. 

Calvin B. 
Bennett, Preston . 
Berry, Stephen A. 

Thomas . 
Besse, Edward P. 

George C. 

William G. . 
Betts, George H. . 
Bibber, Andrew EL 

457, 51 
Bickford, Aaron F. 

Artemas D. . 


John H. 

\\ arren F. 
Bickmore, Llewellvn F 
Bieknell, Isaac S. * 
Bigeknv, Eustace C. 45 

Le\ i E. . 4C 

Bingham, Isaac 
Birce, Francis A. . 
Bird, David E. 
Birkenstock, John 
Bisboe, Hannibal, Jr. 
Blaekington, George E 
Bl ',., Lebalister . 
Blackmail, Albert . 

Francis Ji. 
Blaisdell, William 
Blake, Charles A. J. 

Charles E. 

David A . . 

Horace 1'. 

John S. . 

William C. . 
Siancbard, Albert J. 

Albion E. 

David D. 

David J. 

Henry F. 

Walter . 
Blennerviile, John 
Blethen, Horace K. 

Zt-bulnn 15. . 
Blodgrtt. Edwin It. 







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61 8 



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4 88 

5! 1 






6 1 9 



Killed by accident, Feb. 1, VI. 

Died at Georgetown, Feb. 6, '63. 

East Hebron. 


Died at DeWitt, March 12, '77. 

Mont icello. 

Died at Washington, April 19, '63. 



Soldier's Home, Santa Demonica, Cai. 
Died at Boston. Mass., '72. 



Liberty Square, Boston, Mass. 

Died at North Abington, Mass,, Feb. 24, ' 



Died at Richmond, Me., '62- 
Died at Washington, June 21, '64, 
Killed at Boyd ton Plank Road, Oct. 27. "6 
Le wist on. 

i: tstport. 

Died at Alexandria, Dec. 29, '64. 

Died July 30, '90. 

Berkeley, Cab 

Died in Southern prison, Nov. 11, 'Cd. 

1 »ied ai Washington, Dec. 31, '64. 

92 Water St.. Boom 68, Boston. 



Died out west a few years after the war. 

Killsd at St. Mary's Church, June 24, '64. 

Died in the service, Feb. 13, '62. 
Dei. mark. 
Cape Rosier. 

Killed in action. 

Died in prison at Salisbury, N. C, Nov. 7, '64. 

Forest, Citv. 



Died in prison at Salisbury. 

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Bodfish, Frank . . 459 
Boissoinault, Madison F. 650 
Bolan, Allen r.. . . 661 
Bolton, Daniel V. . . 543 
. Horace A\h . . 542 
Bond/George S. . . 488 

William . . 508 
Bonnasa, Kswell . 
Boothbv, George YV 

Boston, Henry W. 
Bowden, Nathaniel, Ji 
Bowen, Benjamin F. 
John C. . 
JolmC. C. - 
Bowhan, Jeremiah 
Booker, Edmund C. 

Oren L. . 
Bowler, -Marquis . 
Bowiev, Edward M. 
Bowman, M. T. V 
Bovd, James W. 
' Wm. L. 45 
C31, 040 
Boynton, Abiel D. 

Edwin J. 

Samuel 1'. 
Brackett. Albert A. 


Hiram E. 

James W. 
Bracklev, Enoch A. 
Bradbury, Russell S. . 

YVyman O. 
Bra 'hen, Isaac 
Bradford, Sumner P. . 

Bradman, William H. . 
Bradstreot, Elbridge H. 
Brady, John . 
Bragdon, Augustus 
P>ragir, Samuel M. 
Branch, Milton M. 
Brawn, Amos 
Bray, G-eorge IT. 

JlehrvL. ■ 46.' 

James W. 

Joseph S. 

Justin L. 
Brennau, l'atrick . 
Brewer, Charles E. 
Brewster, Solomon C. . 
Brickett, George W. . 
Brick, Isaac C. . 40! 
Bridgham, Samuel W. 
Brier, Eben F. 

I rancis . 
Briggs, AlonzoB. . 

Charles, Co. 1 

Charles, Co. M 

Elijah If. 
Broad, Louira K. . 
Brock, Freeman 
Brookings, Frederick C. 
Brooks, Alanson Ah 

Francis . 

Brown, Augustus D. 

Benjamin K. 

Calvin. H. * . 

Charles B. - 

Charles S. 

David F. 

George II. 

George M. '. 45» 

Geonre W. . 

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454. 541 

. 580 


. 532 
. 482 
. 635 
158, 502 
. 547 
463, 5-12, 

. 488 
. 561 
. 565 

4 S3 

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51 4 
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Died at Anson, July 3, '86. 

Died at Andcrsonville prison, Sept. 11, "oh 

Cor. Clark and Washington Street--, Chicago, 111 

Killed at Dinwiddie, March 31, '65. 


Killed at Dinwiddie, March 31, '65. 


Died of wounds received May 10, '64. 

Died of wounds received Aug. 18, '04. 

North BlueliiJI. 

Killed in action, Juno 29, '04. 


Killed at Staunton River, June 20, '64. 


Died at Strasburg, May 23. '62. 

East Palermo. *- 

Died at Washington, Dee. 9, '02. 

Des Moines, Iowa. 

North Whitefleld. 


Killed on the Dahlgren Raid, March 1. '64- 

Greenwood Garden, Peaks Island. 




Died at City Point, Va., July 30, '64. 

Died in Andersonville prison, Sent. 9, '64. 

North Yassalboro. 


Killed at Berryv the, Aug. 14, '64, 
Died in Southern prison; Oct. 30, '04. 

Died in Southern prison, Nov. 20, '64. 
Died at Washington. 

Died at Washington, Dec. 22, '63. 

82 Ferrand Street, Charlestown Dist., Boston. 

New burgh. 

Died of wounds received July 16, '63. 

Died of wounds received May 24, '62. 


Killed at St. Mary's Church, June 24, '64. 

Died at Frederick, Md., Aug. 20, '62. 

13 Middlesex Street, Chelsea, Mass. 
Livermore Falls. 



Died in the service. 

Pied at Alexandria, AiUT.21, '154. 


Brown, Henry X. . 

Isaac H. 

James M. 



Levi G. . 

Orrin K. 

Philander . 

Setli C. . 

Thompson M. 

Bruce, John O. 

Samuel J. 
Brusos, Peter 
Bryant, David, 3v. 

G-eor^e W. 

James W. 



Sumner H. . 

Verano G. 

William W . 
Luck, Cyrus A. 

Edward P. . 

Henry A.. 

Merrill S. 

William, Jr. 
Buckingham, John E. 
Bucklrh, Moses R. 
Buckman, Winfield S. 
Budge, Daniel 
Bugbee, George E. 
Luker, Favette 
Bullen, William S. 
Bulrner, Mark P. . 
Bump, Hosea P. 
Bunker, Eli H. 

George 1£. , 
Burba nk, Augustus J 
Burgess, Charles . 
~ Hiram E. 

William M. . 
Burleigh, Albert A. 
Burlingame, Jason 
Burnhnm, .lames O. 


Robert . 
Burns, James, Co..G 

James, Co. L 


William, Co. C 

William, Co. K 
Burrill, William L. 
Burrows, Jerome W. 

Rufus L. 

Samuel . 
Burton, Elb ridge . 4*: 

John F. . 
Butler, Luther H. 

Plummer H. 
Bntterfteld, Freeman 1 

William J. 
Butters, George H. 
Buzzell, Samuel L. 

Cahoon, William . 
Caleb, George A. . 
Call, Lyman K. 
Cameron, George L. 

Campbell, Angus . 

Charles W. . 


J. Sanborn . 
Cannel, John J. 
Canney, William II. 



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58; < 






4s ■ 
59'. i 

57' > 

• •ol 

77/Zs- ROLL-CALL. 




Hillside, Col. 

Hampden Corner. 

Died in prison. Salisbury. N. C, Nov. 1, '64. 

Belfast. ' 


Killed at Middleburg, June 19, '63. 
"West Paris. 

Died in the service, Jan. 7, '63. 


Died in Hospital, Jan. '65. 


Dip{' in Southern prison. 

South Warren. 

Died in Salisbury prison, '64. 
Died atAndersohville, Oct. 15, '64. 


147 La Salle Street, Chicago. 


Branfo'rd, Conn. 


Died at Alexandria, Aug. 5, '62. 

Died of wounds received March 31, '65. 

Died in Southern prison, Nov. 9, '64. 

Chalkstone Ave., Providence, R. I. 


Thomas ton. 

Broad Cove. 


South Norridgewock. 


Died of wounds received Oct. 27, '64. 


Lied at Rockport, Dec. 8. '90. 



Ganwell, James 
Capen, Charles \v. 

Henry A. 
Cappers, < >sgood . 
Card, James H. 
Carey, George 
Cargill, Alonzo M. 
Carle, Lauriston 
Carlenton, Asa 
darling, Michael . 
Carlton, Daniel C. 
Carpenter, Alpheus 

George W. . 
Carr, Enoch R. 

.lames 1*. 

Martin . 

Samuel B. 

William 11. . 
Carroll, James 
Carson, Jeremiah L. 

John P. 
Carter, Alvin A. . 

Benjamin F. 

Charles E. . 


Eugene B. 

Hcman B. . 

Thomas V. 
Carty, Dennis 
Case', Cyrus 
Casey, William 
rales, Solomon B. 
Cathcart, James 
Catland, Nehemiah B. 
Caverlv, Amos 

Charles 11. . 


Orrin B. 
Caviss, Lucius ii . 
Chadl ourne, Albra 

Collins M 

Nelson W. . 

Paul . . 4 
Chatlvviek, David . 
Challis, Henry E. . 
Chamberlain, Isaac 

James W. 


Lorenzo D. . 

Sylvaims K. . 
Chamjmev, Alonzo I). 
Chandler." Elbridge G. 

Frederick A 


Nelson . 

Perry . 
Chapman, Edward F. 

Edward K. . 

Mareellns G. 

Milt in C. 
Chase, Charles T. . 

Edward F. . 

Frederick W. 

George H. . 

Isaae X. 

James A. 

Oscar T. 

Samuel S. 

William F. . 
Chick, Frederick L. 

John 11. L . 
Child. Henry A. . 

Homer . 
Childs, William H. 
Churehitl, Otis M. 
Cillev, Isaac . 









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Williams Street, Deering. 


East Surry. 


Killed in action. Aug. 16, ''A. 

Died at Andersonvillc, Oct. 15, '64. 

Died at Anderson ville, Sept. 3, '64. 




Died ti\ his tent, Petersburg, Aug. 31, '%±. 

Mount Vernon. 

South nope. 

Died at Braiden, Fla..., '85. 

Joliet, 111. 

Died at, Anderscnville. 

Died at Frederick, Md., Oct. 29, '62. 

Died in South* ra prison Jan. 20, '.65. 

32 Summer St reet, Somerville, Mass 

East Livermore. 

Melvern, Oa'ajrc Co., Kan. 

Killed at Sailor's Creek, April 6, '65. 

Died in prison ai Belle Isle, Sept. 29, '62. 
Died June 14, '63, from prison life. 

Died in the service, Dee. 31, '64. 

Died Jan. 1, '81. 

Died of wounds received May 11, '64. 

Died some years after the war. 
W. Washington. 

mo Mollis Street, Baltimore, Md. 
Plainview, Pierce Co., Neb. 


Died at Ciu 

Davis Place, Portland. 
Brown Street, Portland. 

New Gloucester. 

Died at Camp Bayard, March IS, '63. 

'- ; 7 Died at City Point, Nov. 9, r 04. 

gj,-, Died at Salisbury prison, Jan. 3, '65. 
r 4 «j Died in New Vork alter the war. 


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Cilley, Jonathan P. 4 
Ciphers, \\ iiliam H. 
Clapp, Charles T. E. 
Clark, Albion W. . 

Edward H. . 

James O. 


Joseph -A. . 


Nathan . 

Orville H. 

Paul F. IL . 

Prentiss M. . 

Roland C. . 

Sidney W. . 
Clarke. George 


William E. . 
Clarkson, Charles P.. 
Clary, Osgood, Jr, 
Clayton, CollainoT'e O. 

Edmund B. .' 

Rufus M. 
Cleaty, Patrick . 
CieaVeland, Elisha B. 

WiTliam'li. 1 
Cleaves, Frank' 

Horatio M. . 
Clement. Albion H. 

James . 

John K. 

William Y. . 
Clifford, Elisha A. 4 
Cliff, William E. . 
Closson, George El 
Cloudman, Joel W. 
Clough, John \V. . 
Clous'er John 
Cluff, Eben . 
Coan, Elbridcre J. . 

William IT. . 
Coaklev, James W. 

Martin 11, . 
Coats. Francis W. 
Cobb, Charles If. Co. B 

Charles H. 1st D. 

George . 
Cob am, Hiram S. 

Jefferson L. 

Levi C. . 
Coffin, Charles W. 

J ob a 

Joseph H. . 

Wilibrm H. . 
Colbath. Martin P. 

Miles . 
Colburn, Abraham M. 

Colby, Alonzo 


George G. 

George W, . 

Joseph E. 

Levi .%!. 
Coleord, Albert J. 

Joseph L. 
Cole, Albert M. . 

Horace S. . 

James D. . " 

Joseph G. . 

Orison W. . 

William W. . 
Coleman, Charles A. . 
Co. B 

Charles A. Co. H . 



















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Killed at Dinwiddle, March 31, 

Died at Andersonville, J one 2/ 


i '64. 



Died at Andersonville, Sept. 8, 



Died at Andersonville, Nov. 1, '04. 
Filled at Appomattox, April 9, '65. 
Neenah, Wis. 


Zaopi, Minn. 

Died in Salisbury prison, Oct. C, '64. 

La Moure. No. Dakota. 

Snohomish, Wash. 

Died in prison at Richmond, '62. 

Colebrook, N. II. 

8a co. 

Care Post 12, G. A. R., Bangor. 


Died in the service, Julv 12, '64. 

Killed by .accident, Liberty, Va., Dee, 12, 
Died in the service, March'?, '65. 


Died in Salisbury prison, Jan. IS, '65. 
Maiden, Mass. 
Lewis ton. 


51.4 Main Street, Lewiston. 




Died at Waldoboro, Feb. 24, '81. 

35 Portland Street, Boston 
Appieton, Wis. 
Fergus Falls, Minn. 






Coleman, Elijah H. . 547 

Wii.lia.ui P. . . 4-1 Wetmore, Col. 
Lolesworthy. Henry R. t:._> W\ Gorharn. 
Collamer, Solomon C. . -M4 Died at Washington, Cur f> S 'fi' 

. Collamore, Andrew \\\ 4<ki 

Colson, Edward W. . C36 Died in Salisbury prison ' 

Como^Fili-"' 101 ' 31 ' ' 4 f Dieclol:woun ' lsi: ' eceh: ert'March31,'65. 

Conistoek, Edgar F. .' 471 

Coiiant, Albert . . .vw 

Alexander 15. . 611 

„ Isaac B. . . r,05 DiedatUityPoint,Va.. 11 Aff.29 '64. 

Conley, George W. . 662 

Connies, Samuel . . a:;:: Died at Camp Bayard, Jan. 4 '63. 

Connor, Jolm . . 515 Calais. 

Peter C. . . 547 

Connors, . . 532 

Cook, Hiram T. . . 647 City Building;, Portland. 

Melville B. . . -j^ Friendship. 

. Nathan V. . 4C1, 579 

CouiulKs, Artemas . . coo Assyria, Berrv Co.. Mich. 

Clement W. . . 471 

Israel A. . . 502 Died at Togus, '91. 

James H. . . 47] Died in the service, March '64. 

Jesse F, . . 534 Fitehburg. Mass. 

Ducal his J. . . 566 

Samuel E. . . 534 Died in Salisbury prison. Jan 25 '65 

Thomas P. . . 600 Sturgis St., Woburn. Mass. ' 

Copeland, Oliver E. . 490 Thumaston. 

Llewellyn . , 534 Dexter. 

Ma nicy . . , <;/,<, 
Corliss Benjamin M. . 566 27 Cedar Street, Salern, Mass. 

ftlarccHu.s . . 650 Killed at Shepardstowu, July 16 '63 

Samuel M. . . 547 Killed by accident, Ancusra' Me., Oct 1" '( 

Cornell, < F. . ,;on Port Allegheny, McKoan Co.. }>.' ' 

( owon, Charles A 7*1 

Charles L . * 5*4 

Cotter, Thomas . . cm 

( oiHin.s, Nathan B". 5*4 

Cowan, Henry K. . . 000 Bangor. 

Kilburn . . r>S4 Orouo. 

LOUIS O. r,, U * 

Samuel X. . ' 049 

William!). . . 050 Ludington, Mich. 

Cowec, George . . ;,-ii 

Cox, Cyrus . . . (,-.,) 

George II. . . wq 

Coyle, John . 533 

William . " 4% 

Crab tree, Gilbert I). . «;-,<> 

Crafts, Grander C. . ffji) Died in prison, at Salisbnrv, Feb 6 '65 

Craig, Albert A. . , 501 

John . . 505 

John C. . . . 66<> 

Cram, Ashbel II vi, 

John V. . 

Joseph, Jr. . 

Crane, Ekiridge C. . m Died at Washington. Aug. 23 

Joshu-t H. 

Richard J. . 

C'rapleton, James . . 47! 

Crawford, James . . M* 

J' Jo. K. . . wVj Fort Jones, Caia. 

John F. . . r,M.; 

Crocker, Alfred . . 4«ki 

Crockett, Albert S. . 05; Died at Auensta 1 

Chariot* W. . , ,-«.- Bangor, 

Crooker, M-eilville C. . 61* Haili. 

William J. (mis- 
printed Cr<K:ken vz\ 

Crosby, Charles S. , 461 

David . . . 12*0 

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Crosby, George W. 

Stephen K. . 
i i isgrove, Robert, 
Cross, Asa V. 

Eben G. 

Tsaiah W. 


John F. 

Lewis c. 

Sewall B. 

Simon . 
Crowull, Addison W. 

Charles H. . 

( 'rovvley, Jeremiah 
Croxi'ord, Horace . 
Culnan, Michael . 
Cummings, Frederick. 

.Taines G. 

.John C. 

John G. 

Willi, on 
< i.iniiii'f, ETisha E. 
Cunningham. Edward 

William W. . 
Curran, David 
dime, David 
Currier, John D. . 
Curtis, Daniel S. . 

Erving T. 

James', Jr. . 

Joseph R. . 4 


Vandorous . 

Warren W. . 
Cushman, Fairfield 

George 11. 

Horace 15. . 

William M. . 
Cashing, James ];. 

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. 49(1 

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. <;.-)(> 

. 6< >' > 

Cntli r, Frank M. . 


Cutting, George D. 


Cyphers, Martin C. 

58 i 

Daggett, George "W. . 


.Tohn 1!. 


J.Monroe . 


LeviH. . ■■■■I 

( 31 

Washington . 


Dailey, Erastus It. 


Dakin, Frank 15. . 

t •.::.". 

Levi S. • 


Dab y, James B. . 


ham". Albert C. . 461 

. 646 

Charles F. . 

5 Id 

Damon, Lafavette 

n\ ■■ i 

Daniels, John E. Co. K 


John E. 1st D. C. 


Richard M. . 


Walter I ). . 

R! if ; 

William IT. . 


Darling, Jackson V. B. 


Joseph T. . 


Darnabv, Ephraim B. . 


Davis, Alexander S. 


Asa E. . 


Beniamin V. 

54 - 

Boardman . 

t .." [ 

Charles F. . 


Charles J. . 


Charles M. . 


Charles N. . 


Daniel p. 

54 ~> 

Daniel \V. . 


Kbcnozer l\ . 


George A. . . 


Died iu the service, Feb. '64. 

Died in the service, April 2, '61. 

Died al Annapolis, March 1, '65. 

Died at Biddeford. 

Died at, Aquia Creek, May 10, '63, 

Killed at Gettysburg, Julv 3, '63. 
Holyoke, Mass. 

Died in camp, Feb. 14. '64. 
Died at "Washington, Feb. i 

Died In the hospital. 
Portsmouth, N. II. 

Died in the service. July 14, '62. 
Died of wounds received April 9, '65. 

Died in prison at Salisbury, Nov. 7, '64. 

Hancock, Minn. 

So. Liberty. 

Killed at. St. Mary's Church, .Tunc 24, '6 

St. Marys, Kootenai Co., Idaho 

til Clinton Street, Boston, Mass 

Hc»U don. 

No. Fayette. 


Died in New York, May 15, '90. 

118 Exchange Street, Portland. 

Died in Southern prison, Nov. S, '64. 


Died in prison at Danville, X. C, Dec. 27, '64. 

Exeter Mills. 

Malaga, Cab 

Died of wound.-, received Sept. 16, '64. 

Died of wounds. March 13, '64. 

Died in the service, Mav '64. 


Amesbury, Mass. 

Died in Southern prison. Jan. 4, '65 

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Davis, Horace 0. . 
James p. 
Jason C. 
Lcland F. . 
Luther . 
yiclvendree . 
Milton a. . 
Ootavius A. . 
OtisD. . 
Rodney C. 
Samuel . 
Samuel C. . 
Samuel "\V. . 
Thomas W. . 
William B. . 
William L. . 
Dawes, Frederick S. 
Dawson, Simeon M. 
Day, Alfred F. 

Charles D. . 
ErcorgeP, . 
John H. 
Nathaniel, Jr. 
Dealey, John, Jr. . 
Dearborn, Calvin . 
Charles B. . 
Charles E, . 4 
Charles E. Co. M. 
•John B. 
Decker, Charles B. 
Edward E. . 
John C. 
Deering, Edward B. 

John S. . 
Delaite, John 

Samuel P. 
Delano, Charles R. 
George M. . 
Levi " . 
Deller, John . 
Dennett, Irving C. 

Mena rider 
Dening, Oetavus . 
Devereaux, Augustus B 

Elisha \V. . 
Deviue. Cornelius 

Oliver . 
Dill, George S. 
Dillingham, Virgil P. . 
Hoane, Edward H. 
Dobbins. Joseph . 
Eobbs, Warren 
Doble, William . 
J)ockcndorf. James W. 

Dockham, GeorgR A. . 
Dodge, George W. 
John .M. 
Xelson A. . 
Rudolph L. . 
Doe, Bradhury P. 
Edwin K. 
Erastus A. . 
James M. 
Joseph . 
Dogea, Joim , - 
Dolbin, John H. (mis- 
printed Dolbiers 
Holiev, Nathan P. 
Doiiiver, John F. . 
Dmnell, Afmon B. 
Donnelly, James . 



4 a; 

62< * 

4 7 2 
54- S 

5( '•"> 



Arctic, R.I. 

Died in Salisbury prison, Nov. 13, '« 



Died in Southern prison, Nov. 14, '64. 

Died at Augusta, March 5 'v> 
Great Falls, N. H. 

Died in Salisbury prison, Nov 9 '64 

Ban for. 

Died at Annapolis, April 6, '64 

jriudson, Mass. 

Died in prison, at Salisbury. Nov 35 'C4 
Auburn. ' ' ' 





(a. J 
. r j;7 





Killed at Brandy Station, June 9, '63. 

Died at City Point, Va., Feb. 13, U)5. 
'Moultenville, N. H. 
Killed at AJdie, June 17 '63 

Died in the service, Oct.' 20, '64. 


Died at Fortress Monroe, Aug. 17, : G4. 

Killed on K aula's raid, Mav 'G4 

Killed at Beaver Dam Station, May 10, '64. 

Joed at Auburn, soon after the war 

Died a prisoner, at Lynchburg, June 10, 'ft 

Lewis ton. 


120 4th Street, San Fran* isco, r n i. 

Killed inaction. 

2012 Olive Street, St. Louis. 

Dietl ar Washington, Oct. 19 '64 
Killed in action, .loco 15, '64. 

pied a prisoner, Lvnehburg, June '6 
Died at Annapolis. Md., Hem is '"■,■<> 


cm; Congress Street, Portland. 

Cambndg.-port, \> , , s . 


Myrtle Point, Coos Co., Ore-on 
Kenduskl^F °" UVs tru{ "> A Wl«, '6c 

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Dority, Alvin A. . 
Dorrity, Hugh 
Dougtfons, William M. 
Dougherty, Valentine B 

Warren 0. . 
Doughty, George . 
Douglas, Abner L. 

Arroua W. . 

George F. 

Jeremiah S. 

William W. . 
Douty, Calvin S. . 
Dow, Albion K. P. 

James E. 

..Tames H. 

John H. 

Joshua M. 
Downey, Arthur 
Downs, PJuneas L. 
Doxey, John . 
Doyeii, Daniel 1). . 

llenr.v I.. 

Howard ML . 
Drake, Alvin . 

Francis E. 

Jan: os l-\ 

John B. 
Dresser, David D- 

Edward E. . 

Peter J. 

Purrington . 
Drew, A I on 20 


Frederick C. 

F iram T. 

Irving F. 

Walter . 

William H. . 
Drinkwater, Albion C 
Duehane, E. L. T. 
Dudley, David Y. . 

William F. . 
Duley, Charles T. . 
Dim an, John . 
Dunbar, Edward . 
Dunham, George II. 

William B. . 
Dunn, Christopher C. 

James T. W. 


John A. 
Dunning, Alonxo . 

A.M. . 

Dunsmore, Itufus M. 
Dunton, Guvanus If. 

Zealor A. 
Durgin, Edwin G. 

John A. 

William M. . 
Dushane, Francis . 
Duston, George L. 
Dutch, Alonzo 

Amos M. 
Dwellev, John C. . 
Dyer, Albert C. . 

Charles . 

Jeremiah C. 

Robert F. 

Stover, G. (mis 
printed SJorer) 
Dykes, William K. 

Earle, Ebenczer . 


Ka*tman, Charles . 










58 1 

Commercial Street, Portland. 

Killed at Aldie, June 17. '03. 

Died in Salisbury prison, Nov. 19,764. 

Waite, Washington Co., Me. 

Killed while on picket. 
Y. Levant. 

Died at Frederick, Md., Oct. 23,762. 

Emporia, Lynn Co., Kan. 

144 South Market Street, Boston, Mas. 


Killed on. the Dahlgren raid, March 2, '64. 
Died at Alexandria, Aug. 12, '64. 
Braintree, Mass. 


Died in Augusta. 


Died at Falmouth, Ya., Dec. 15, '62. 

Bovrt Lake. 

Died in Audersom file. Aug. 24, '64. 

Died of wounds received June 24, '64. 

Canton, Mass. 
Freedom, K. H 



Eastman, Oilman L. 

Eaton, Albert J. . 

Charles . 

Frederick B. 

George W. . 

Joseph D. 

Eddy, Charles 

Eleazer - 
Edes, Ed win T. . 
Edgar, James 
Edgartowb, James I 1 
Edgecomh, Albert 

Edwin P. 
Edgerly, Asa B. . 

Austin . 
Edwards, Nathaniel 
Elder, Oilman B. . 
Eldredge, Levi, Jr. 
Elliott, Daniel H. . 

Farnum A. . 

John G-. 

Samuel B. . 


William D. . 
Ellis, Hiram II. 

Hiram S. 

John F. 

Matthew W. 

Osco A. 

Scott, S. 

Ellsworth, Rufus G. 
Elwell, Tristram J. 
Sruerson. 1 hsha D. 

Henry Pv. 
Emcrv, Abher C. . 

Briggs II. . 

Carlton P. . 

Charles A. F. 

George C. . 

George E. 

Horace B. 

John, Jr. 

Nahum . 

Nathaniel S. 

Zebulon M. . 
Emmons, Joseph P. 
Emory, George M. 
Erskiiie, John A. . 
Esancy, John F. . 
Estabrooke, Edward 

Thomas X. . 
Estes, Chelsea L. . 

Gustavu.s K. 

Jeremiah A. 

Llewellyn G. 
Evans, Harrison S. 

John G. 

Lorenzo K. . 

Stewart E. Co. 

Stewart E, ('<>. 
Eveleth, Melvin W. 
Ewer, Charles 




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403, 634 

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Fales, Fenrdon M. 

John Leroy . 

Leonard K. . 
Falkner, Alexander 
Fai*n bain, Frederick L 

James B. 
Farnum. Willia 

Farr, Manse! \Y. . 
Farringtori, Byron H. 





,54 S 





Belfast or Northport. 


Killed at Sycamore Church, Sept. 16, '64. 

Killedat Haves' Shop, May 28, '04. 
Killed at Dinwiddie, March 31, '05. 
Winslows Potter, Portland. 


123 Devonshire Street, Boston, Nass. 


Died at Andersonville, Aug. 29, '64. 

Died at Salisbury prison, Dec. 3, '64. 

Died at Washington, Nov. 19, 
Windorn, Cottonwood, Minn. 


Killed at St. Mary's Church, June 24, '04. 

Charlestown Dist., Boston. 

St. Albans. 

Died, in Andersonville, Dec. 1, '04. 

Old Colony B. It., Boston, Mass. 

100 Pearl Street, Boston, Mass. 


Died of wounds received April 9, '65. 



Died in prison, at Charleston, Oct. '04. 
Died in Salisbury prison, Nov. 28, '64. 


Killed at Boydton, Oct. 27, '64. 
Killed at Beams Station, Aug. 25. '04. 
Atlantic Building, Washington, D. C. 

Killed on the Dahlgren raid, March 1, '04. 
Killed on the Dahlgren raid, March 1, '04. 
No. Guilford. 

Colorado Springs, Colo. 

Died of wounds received May 24, '62. 

Pied of wounds received June 24, '64. 
Killed at Boydton, Oct. 27. '64. 


Ruuvford Center. 

Lewis ton. 

Died at Washington, Aug. 22, '62. 

. - 



Farrington, Henry L 
Funis, Charles W. 

•Walter S. 
Farwell, William S. 
Fassett, George L. 

Gorham 1'. . ; 

John G. 
Faulkner, John E. 
Faunee, John 
Felch, Ivory II. . 
Felix, Andrew 
Fellows, Samuel . . 
Fenderson, Gilbert 

James W. 

John II. 
Fessenden, Joshua A. 

Ferguson, Charles H. 
Ferrill, C. 
Fevler, William 
Field. Bohan . 

Hanson S. . 
Files, Joseph F. . 
Fish, Austin A. 
Fisher, Albert G. B. 

Fisk, Amos 

George F. 
Fitzgerald, Daniel S. 

John . 

William H. 11. 
Flaherty, John 
Fletcher, Joseph W. 

Stephen R. . 

William E. . 
Flinn, Juan F. 
Flint, Daniel D. 

Levi C. . 

Flovd, Henrv S. - 
Fogg, Albeit R. . 

Benjamin F. 

Horace A. 

Llewellyn W. 

Moses H. 
Follett, Henry H. . 
Folsom, Benjamin F. 

Francis J. 

Gorham A. . 

Henrv If. 

Henrv W. . 

Oliver J. . ■ 
Ford, Charles W. . 

Joint . 

John F. 

Llewellyn . 
Forsyth e, John G. 

* Nelson S. 
Forrest, Thomas. . 
Foss, Benjamin R. 

Franklin B. . 

Jacob P. 

Silas S. . 

Volney 11. 

William L. . 
Foster. Alfred 

Charles H. . 

Charles W. . 

Daniel M. .- 

George W. . 


James M. 

John H. 

Joshua F. 

Fhincas, Jr. 

William E. . 



04, 649 

51 'J 








'4, 534 
61 1 









5 S 5 

Died at Warrenton, Ya., March 4, '64. 
Died at City Point, Ya., Aug. 19, '64. 

Lewis ton. 

Died in prison, at Danville, March 3, '65. 

Minneapolis, Minn. 



Seven* , Greenwood Co.. Kansas. 

Presidio, San Francisco. 

Boston & Maine R. R., Boston, Mass. 
Died in the service, March '65. 

Hot Sulpher Springs, Col. 

Killed at Ground Squirrel Bridge, May 11, '64. 



Died at Peaks Island, Aug. 14, '90. 


Died in hospital, Va., Feb. 8, 'Go. 


Died of wounds received April 6, '65. 




Killed at Roanoke Bridge, June 25, '64. 

"Died in Southern prison, Aug. 27, '64. 

Auburn, Cal. 

16 Queen Street, Lowell, Mass. 

42 Exchange Street, Portland. 

Died on the way from prison, Aug. 13, '64. 

245 Washington Street, Haverhill, Mass. 

28 Bow St., Somerville, Mass. 

Died in Andersonville, June 23, '64. 





Killed at Briery Creek, April 7, '65. 




Died of wounds received March 31, '65. 

Tacoma, Wash. 

Killed at Wyatt's Farm, Sept. 20, '64. 


Fov.ies, George S. 

Samuel i.uiisprj 
Fowler, Samuel if. 
Foy, William 
Frank, Oliver B. . 
Frasier, David 
Frazer, Alexander. 
Free, Robert . 
Freeman, Adelbert 

Perrin P. 
Freese, John W. . 
FrenonTAllen D. . 

Charles A. . 

Evander L. . 

John . 

John S. 
Friend, Adelbert 1. 

Albert P. 

Taylor B. 
Frisbee, Randolph li 
Frost, Columbus B. 

Daniel . 


George D. 

George w. li. 

Nathan P. . 

Sewell F. 

Wellington . 
Fuller, Alden A. . 

Alden W. 

Edwin V. . 

Elisha C. 

Henry D. 

James , 

Samuel . 

William F. . 
Fultes, John . 
Furber, Frank M. 
Furbush, Charles lb 
Henry W. 

Gage, Daniel W, . 
Gammon, George Q. 

Walter . ^ . 
Gallagher, John . 
Gardiner, Albert . 

Charles F. 
Gardner, Leslie B. 
Garey, Lionel!). . 
Garland, Henry D. 
Garnett, James L. 

John if. 
Garrett, Orrin L. . 
Garvin, Simeon 
Gatehell, Emerv T: 

George W. . 

John It. 

Jo-dab. . 
Gates. Edwin S. . 

Frank . 

Oliver P. 
Gay, Charles . 

Elijah . 
Oearnar, George . 
Gearv, Charles B. . 

'Cyrus M. 
Gerald, Alexander 

Dudley]:. . 

< teorge W. « 

Samuel M. . 
Gerrv, Samuel K. . 
Oetohell, Ammi T. 

George C. . 


Joseph T. 

nt( d 



621 Killed at St. Mary's Church, June 24 ; '04. 



504 Canton. 

401 Gorham, N. 11. 

58o Died at Augusta, April li, '62. 

585 Died in hospital, Nov. 12, '64. 

500 Camden. 

405 Eureka, Cal. 

534 Waltham, Mass. 



048 Lewiston. 

651 31 Oak Grove Ave., San Francisco, Cal. 

i;:j7 Died in Salisbury' prison, Dec. 12, '64. 



403 Died at Washington, April 12, '62. 


(j:j7 Died in Salisbury prison, March 12, ! 65, 

5J4 Pasadena, Cal. 

473 North Monmouth. 

504 Died in hospital, Sept. "04. 



585 Pembroke. 


C31 No. Liverinore. 

481 * 

473 * 

450 Hubbard, N. H. 

502 Died in Portland, July 20, '84. 



4T;> Garland. 

504 Lewiston. 

501 157 North Avenue, Cambridge, .Mass. 

C;2 North Livermore. 

021 Caribou. 

530 Died of wounds received April '.•'. '05. 

47:i 1107 ".1st. St., Chicago. 

51!) Died at Washington, June 30, '03. 



5i >i > 

585 27 and 20 South Market Street, San Jose, Cal. 

540 Carmel. 

5'J7 Good Thunder, Bluehill Co., Minn. 

621 Brunswick. 
507 Brewer. 

540 Died at City Point, Va., Dec. 23, '64. 

Oil Brunswick. 

585 Lincoln Centre. 

61'.' Sherrv, Wis. 



506 Center Montville. 

Oo 1 

601 Newton Centre, Mass. 

C48 Died of wounds received April 9, '05. 



506 Died in the sen ire, July 31, 'Go. 

500 China. 

510 North Bradford. 

40 1 

622 Died in Salisbury prison, Dec. 31, 64. 
54 ( J 



Gevear, George 
Gibbs, ltcubeii 
Gibson, Charles H. 
Gilbert, Arad E. . 

Ellison . 

Joseph D. . 

Josiah \l. 

William w. . 
Gilchrist, Alden . 

Arthur . 

Itiley . 

Giles, Frederick M. 

Gilkey, Edward . 

Giliov, Charles B. . 


Gilnian, Alexander 13 

Amasa . 

Charles B. . 

Daniel H. 

Fairfield J. . 


John 31. 

John N. 

William B. . 
Gilmore, Aldrich . 

Robert J. 
Gilpatriek, Charles 

Jesse L. 
Gipson, George W. 
Given, Albert 1\ , 
Gleasou, Carlton T. 
Glidden, Charles . 


Lyman W. . 
Goddard, Charles W. 


John 31. 
Coding:. Abraham 

William II. H. 
Gonyea, Jock 
Goo, Peter G. 
Gooch, Orrin W. . 
Goodale, Andrew J. 
Goodbeherc, Joseph 
Goodhue, Harvey L. 

Steplu n S. . 
Gnodnow, Jason S. 
Goodrich, John H. 
Goodridgc, Leonard 
Goodspeed, William 
Goodwin, Charles C. 

Charles H. . 

C. L. 

George E. . 
■James A. 

John W. 

Levi A. 


Orrin L. 

Seth B. . 

Gordon, Charles . 

Charles O. . 
Core, Charles H. . 
Gould, Asa S. 

Charles . 

Charles R. . 

Edward D. . 

Levi W. 


Gove, George A. . 

Gowen, Benson 
Graiiain, Joshua 15. 





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6.", 7 








Killed at Sycamore CI 


>ept. 16, '64. 

('enter Montville. 

North Doothhay. 

South West Harbor. 

Died of wounds received .May 11, *64. 



Pablo Beach, Fla. 

Wilbur, UlsteriCounty, X. Y, 
Died at Salisbury, Dec. 4, '64. 

Georgetown, Col. 

Died of wounds received ~s\ax 8, '64. 

Care Cape Cottage Box, Foi tland. 


Newport, Vt. 

J- 1 storia, Tureola Co., Mich. 
Died at Annapolis, Jan. 12. '65. 

Haverhill, Mass. 

150 Clark Street, Portland. 




East Livermore. 

Gaines, Pa. 



Died at Lee. '00. 


Died -at Warrenton, Va.. March 28, '64. 

Limerick. / 


Sisson, Siskeyon Co., Cal. 

Killed at Dihwiddie, March 31, '65. 

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Grafton, Edmund C. 
Grant, Abaer D. . 
Charles E. . 
Charles L. . 
John P. 
Madison M. . 
Royal . 
Samuel . 
William B. . 
Graselle, Joseph . 
Grave?, Augustus A. 
Gray, Francis 

George 31. . 
George W. . 
James J. 
James S. 
Thomas C. . 
Wesley . 
Greeley, David 

Greenleaf D. 
Warren J. . 
Green, Alden A. . 
Edwin H. 
Frank W. . 
Herman R. . 
Llewellvn . 
Oscar F. A. . 
Green? aw. Augustus 
Green leaf, Charles L. 

George W. . 

Gregory, Elvirous 

Georgn W. . 

Grey, AbnerK. . 

John J'. 
Griffin, Andrew 
Samuel E. 
Grindall, Melville . 
William B. . 
Gross. Arthur I. . 

Edwin R. 
G rover, Rovnton . 
Gii] lifer, Moses J{. 
Gulliver, Thomas H. 
Gumty, William (mi* 
printed Gtmtv 
Guptili, I- dan 

Lemuel H. 
Gurnev, Freeman J. 
Isaac P. 
Nathaniel . 
San me! J. . 
Gums, L. B. . 


. 480 
. 473 

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. (>s2 
. 549 
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51 y 

Rilled by railroad accident;, July 30, '62 



York Village. 

Died at Andersonville, July 28, '64. 

Med way, Mass. 

West Bangor. 


30 Leonard Street, Dorchester, Mass. 

Orange, Cal. 

Died at Andersonville, Aug. 15, '64. 

Fake i nan Marke t , Bos ton . 

South Brooksville. 


Fox croft. 

Died at No. Pittston, Dec. 26, '90. 

22 Pitman Street, Somervilie, Mass 



So. Lagrange. 
Boulder, Col. 

Filled at Dinwiddle, March 31, '65. 


Lost at sea, Sept. '70. 

W. Pembroke. 


Killed by accident in Missouri, after the wai 

Died at Andersonville, Sent. 28, '64. 


Hagan, J^hn . 
Haines, Albert 

Daniel W. 

Dudlev L. 

Waiter F. 
Hair, Sebina B. 
Hale, Georsre B. 
Halev, David M. 

George W. 
Hall, Aides . 

Alto L. . 

Amos It. 

Dana M. 

Daniel W. 

Fdv. in D. 

Elijah E. 

Eli'iah G. 

GrcVge D. 

George \V\ 

Henry C. 

. 622 

. 551 

n, 52 ; ) 

. 501 

. 615 

. 647 

. 637 

. 47 ! ) 

. 4 58 

. 562 


Fort Fairfield. 

Died at Fort Fairfield, Aug. 15, '70. 


W. Auburn. 


Died of wounds received dune 17, '63. 

South Atkinson. 

The Forks, Somerset Co. 

Woburn, Mai 

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Hall, Isaac A. 

James G. B. 
James M. 
Jaraes R 
Marcellus W. 
Sullivan T. . 
William H. . 
Hallowell, Henrv T. 

Nathan T." . 
Ham, Benjamin F. 

Hiram H. 
Hamilton, Benjamin 
Charles E. . 
Dimon . 
George F. . 
Ivorv W. 
Josiah . 
Hamlin, Henrv A. 
Haiumoh, Lvmau . 
Hammond, Jame'3 C 
H&n-nafonl, George O. 
Hanseom, Levi p. 
Sylvarius L. . 
Hanson, Albert W. 
AsaF. . 
Austin 1 >. 
Daniel i\ 
HI bridge M. '. 

Israel . . . 
Harclgrave, George 
Hardinbrook, Charles V 

Hani is on. Hiram P. 
Harlow, Hollis 
James H. 
Orlando W. . 
Harmon, Frank R. 
William L. . 
Harper, Alonzo D. 
Harriman, Frederick A. 
James w. . 
Joseph X. . i 
William H. . 
Harrington. Orrin M. . 
Harris, Albert H. 

Delmer . . . 
LlLhaDeWoL . 
Gilbert X. . 
Hezekiah F. 
Horatio V,". . 
Isaac lb 
Isaac S. 
James B. 
Jason F. 
Leonard A. . 
Samuel F. . 
Stephen E. . 
Hnrris ( > n , Charles F. . 
Hart, Francis 
Henrv . 

Harvey, Charles C. 

George D. 

I rail. . 

John F. 
Haskell, Almore (mis- 
printed Almon) 

Henri. J. 
r, , prrin S. . 401 

jj-^san, Albert- W. 
[tjwtmprs, Simeon C. . 
"asty, Robert 


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54 1 







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wl? i n charge on Lee's train, April C, 'Ci 

boutli Atkinson. 



Box 254, Norway. 
Sheridan, Wis. 
South Waterboro. 


Died in Southern prison, Aug. 1, '64. 

W. Newfield. 

Died at Augusta, March 21, '62 



Fab Liver, Mass. 


Lied m Southern prison. Nov. '64 
Died at Belle Isle prison, July .'02. 
JJied at Salisbury prison, Oct. 29, '64 
Bead Liver. 

Mechanic Falls. 

Neceda, Wis. 

Brockton, Mass. 

2b School Street, Boston Mass 

L died at Bovdton, Oct. 27 '64 


Box 21, Groreland, Mass. 

Died at Andersonville, Doc. 20, '64. 

Killed at St. Mary's Church, June 24, '64. 


Killed by accident, May 17, '04. 



Died in hospital, Dee. 26, '04. 


Killed at Shepardstowu, July 16, 'C3. 

Bolsters Mills. 



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Hutch, Fr< leric ( . 

Israel M. 


Hattin, Charles M. 
Kaugh, Henry 
Hawes, Henry A. . 

Hawkes, Benjamin G. 

Nathaniel S. 
Hayden, George W. 
Hayes, James 


William M. . 
Hayford, Orlando A. 
Haynes, Frank G. 

Horace M. . 
Haywood, William IT. 
Hazeltine, Robert, han 

Robert, Co. I 
Hazelfun, Asa J>. . 
Hazen, John B. Co. F 

John B. Co. M 
Head, John H. 
Heal, Luther L. . 

Robert A. . 
Heaid, Charles 

Charles A. . 

Edwin . 

John. A. 
Heath, Lorenzo J. 
Hemmiugway, Josepl 

d B. 

Henlev, Harm 
Herbert, Edw: 

James . 

William M. . 
Herman, Christian i 
Herrin, James W. 

Philander s. 
Herring, John G. . 
Hersev, Henry A. 
HeskeUi, Thomas . 
Hewitt, Ephraim . 
H.ibberfc, Baron S. 
Hicks, Benjamin C 
Higgins, Albert 11. 

Charles J, . 

Edwin 31. . 

George H. . 

James H. ii: 
print? d Jam* 

Warren S. 

William X. . 
Hight, Thomas 
Hiidreth, Charles A 

Horace W. . 
Hill, Charles E. . 

Edwin . 


John l<\ 

Joseph C. Co. 

Joseph C. Co. 

Lorenzo B. . 

William 11. . 
Hilton, Alfred L. . 

Joseph M . 
Hineklev, Frank K. 
If indie. David !.. . 
Hinds, Josiah D. . 
Hinklev, William . 
Hitehimzs, Oliver . 
Hohen, Mareellns . 
Hodgdon. William 
Hodges, Thomas i; 

William li. . 


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6i '-2 

4 ( .)1 


Died soon after the wai 

Valcjo, CaL 

Killed at Middleburg, .lane 19, '63. 

Died in the service, Jan. 25, 'Go. 

Lied at Salisbury prison, March 16, '65. 
Died at Frederick, lid., Nov. '62. 
Died at Canton. Nov. 11, '83. 
29 Henry Street, New Haven, Conn. 

Died at Washington, Oct. 22, '62. 

41 State St., Camden, X. J. 
South Waterford. 

Killed at Harper's Ferry, Aug. 23, '64. 

Lincolnville Center. 

Died at Washington, April 23, '64. 



Lee's train, April 6, '6 

Died oi* wounds received Dee. 1<>, '64. 




North Turner. 

Died at Washington, April 15, '64. 

108 7th Street, South Minneapolis.'Minn 



Old Orchar- 


Dover South Mills. 

45 Exchange StreetJPorlland. 


No. Waldoboro. 

19 Ames Street, Lowell. Mass. 


. - .--.; 

llmlsdon, Moses M. 
t uigaii, James 

llolcli p., Samuel M. 

Simeon A. 
Holland, Henry . 
HoIIis, Thomas 
ilolman, Freeland L 

Raw son 
Holmes, Horace . 

William L. . 
Holt, Charles II. . 

Frederh k 

William T. . 
Holway, Sumner A. 
Holvoke, Horace P. 
Hooper, Charles H. 

Gilbert A. . 

Lawrence P. 

Lorenzo C. . 
Hopkins, I>. Oscar 

Elbridge S. . 

Gnstavus A. 
Honan, Peter 
Horn. Rufus A. . 
Hon io, Thomas L. 
Korton, William . 
Hovey. Emerson W. 

'Silas G. 
Howard. Albeit . 

Hollis . 

Horatio N. . 

James P. 

Johnson, Jr. 

Llovd . 


William H. . 
Howe, Georee G. . 

Nathaniel . 

William S. . 
Howes, James F. . 

Llewelh n G. 

Samuel W. . 

Sumner W. . 

William O. . 
foxie, William H. 
iubbard, Cli n • P. 
tuuiphrev. Ephraira 

Timothy P. . 
hmnewell, David 
I nut, James L. 

~.u liter, Alvin 

John M. 
tuntington, Daniel 

James C. 
iuutoon, Peter . 
fun! an. George E. 
Umtress, Henry 0. ( 
printed lEenr 
\iurd, Charles C. . 

Henry H. 

Homy J. 

James A. 

Jethro H. . 

Robert P. . 

Sam md. Jr. . 

Washington I. 
Hussev, Charles -. 

George W. . 

•t X. 

Huston, AH 

Charles E. . 
Hutching*. Charles 

F. \V. ,!. 

Newell S. 


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6 ;-'■ 




5 K5 
6< 12 


Died of wounds received -July 16. 'G. 

Mainland, Cass Co., Neb. 

Died at Augusta, Jan. 3, '62. 
Died in prison, at Savannah, Gi 




Lvnn, Mass. 

Lied Oat. 30, '89. 

W. Sullivan, 

Lied in Washington, Feb. 2, '64. 

Died of disease while in the service. 

Lied of disease in '64. 

Died in the service, Sept. '64. 

Lied at Washington. 

432 St. John St., Portland. 

W. Brooksville. (Should be Hawes.) 
Lied at Lewiston, Aug. 24, '91. 

Lied at Anderson vi He, July 23, '61. 

Detroit, Me. 

Died at City Point, '65. 


Lied in'ihe service, June 12, '64. 

\\ est Washington. 

Flintville; Brown Co., Wis. 

Killed in charge on Lee's train, April 6, "6; 

North Bradford. 

Aliiene, Kan. 

63 L. M. S. Dutton Street. Lowell, Mass. 
Killed at St. Mary's Church, Jane 24, '64. 

Killed at Aldie, Jane 17, ! tJ3. 




Lied of wounds received June 17, '03.. 

Lied March 24, '90. 

Died in Southern prison, '65. 

Died in '■ ne sen i'<: \ >\ 50 {' : 




Hutchins, Bi rrjarjQin 1 

George . 

Hanson, Jr. . 

John A. 

Joseph V. . 
Hutchinson, Denni - 

Fred E. 

Joseph M. . 
Hyson, Zebai'd F. . 

Itlsley, Horace C. . 
Ingalls, Emery G. 

Hiram B. 

Samuel . 
Ingersoll, Augustus W 
In graham , Francis 
Irish, Daniel G. 
Irving, ElnathanF. 

Jack. Charles E. . 

Harrison J. 
Jackman, Cha les I . 
Jackson, Albert F. 

Albert M. . 

Charles . 

George W. . 

Henry A. 


Miles . 

Moses T. 

Samuel H. 

Sylvanus R. . 5: 
Jacobs." Almou J. I). 

Jellison, Benjamin W. 
Jenkins, Alexander 

Isaac IN. 

James . 

Jennings, Feter 

Reuben B. . 
Jerris, Feter . 
Jewetfc, Charles 

Edward E. . 

Frank E. 

George F. . 

Rufus E. 

William II. . 
Johnson, Aaron 

Albert H. 

Albert K. 

Alonzo L. 

Alvin M. 

Charles R. . 

Charles R. . 

Ebenczer S. . 

Eldridge G. . 

Eri A. . 

George F. . 

Flenrv . 

John. 'Ik 

John F. 

John H. 

.Mariner S. . 

Rufus . 

Samuel M. . 

Walter . 

Wilder . 


William J. . 

William L. . 

William P. . 
John-ton, Charles if. 

John K. 
Jones, Austin I.. . 

Charles 1>. . 





.,', i 

8, 550 



50 7 


51 I 





East Corintli. 


Cooper's Mills. 

Died in Augusta. 


Lewi? ton. 

R< ar 22 Chauncy Street, Boston. 

Killed on the Dahlgren raid, "larch 1, '64. 


Died in Salisbury prison, Jan. '65. 

Died in Southern prison, '65. 
Killed[at; Petersburg, June 15, '64. 

Died from imprisonment, March 15, 'Go. 



Died in Southern prison. 


Died in Philadelphia, Aug. '62. 
1822 Warren Street, St. Louis, Mo. 
43 Washington Market, Boston. 
I >ie<] at Baltimore, March 26, '65. 

Died on the way north from prison. 
Killed at Middleburg, June 10, '63. 

Died in the service, April 7. 'Co. 
Died at Augusta, Feb. 10, '62. 

Died in the service, Oct. 2, '64. 
Killed at Farmville, April 7, '65. 

South Exeter. 

Killed at Sailor's Creek, April 6, '65. 

Died of wounds received April 6, '65. 
Belmont Cor. 




Jones, Cyrus T. 

Eugene F. 

Ezra EL L. . 

James, Jr. 


Riley L. 



Stafford B. . 
Jordan, Andrew J . 

Benjamin F. 

Charles \V. . 

Edward . 

Elbridge G-. . 

Eleazer . 

Gustin . 

Hiram C. 

Thomas D. . 

Warren A. . 
Judkins, Sylvanus 
Jumper, G e o rg e E . 
Junk ins, Robert P. 

Kalloch, Edward K. 
Kame, John M. 461, 464, 
Kane, James W. . 

Peter M. 
Keen, Howard 
Reenan, George 
Keene, Seneca E. . 

Seth H. 

William C. . 
Keeting, George It. 
Reiser, John S, 
Kellau, Thomas F. 
Keilen, John, Jr. . 
Keliey, Charles S. 

George M. . 

George 6. . 


Kellogg, Charles F. 

MarceRus K, 
Kelsey, John B. 
Kemp, Charles E. 
Kendall, Abiather R. 
Kendrick, Ralph . 
Kenerson, [tlsiel S- 
Kenuard, William K. 
Kennedy, William H. 
Kearney," Charles B. 464 
Kilkcnney, Benjamin 
Kimbail, Albion P. 

Andrew J. Co. A 

Andrew J. Co. I) 

Augustus W. 

Charles . 

Charles A. . 

Cyrus B. 

George E. . 

George S. 

Hiram . 

James . 

William H. . 

William W. . 
King, Albert H. . 


Hiram B. 
Kingsbury, Alpheus R 
Kingsley, Charles E." 

" George A. . 
Kitchen, George . 
Knapp, John P. . 
Kneeiand, Alt red . 
Knight, Albert K. 

Alfred W. . 


6: i ■ 

4 V 1 
5('. l J 
47 1 


51 ;< 







, : .M> 

E. Saginaw, Mich. 

Fairiield Center. 

Died at Washington, Feb. 12' '64. 

W, Auburn. 

Died in hospital, Oct. 26, '62. 


South Vine! and, N. 3, 

Can W. & H. C. Plummer, Portland. 

San Francisco, 'Cal. 

Scottsville, Mason Co., Mich 

Lincoln Centre. 

53 Highland Ave., -Haverhill, Mass. 
Ellsworth Falls. 

Died in prison at Charleston. 

East Northport. 

Hied of wounds received March 31, ,'6; 

G53 South Etna. 

Died some years after the war. 

Li verm ore Falls. 

Died in Southern prison. 

Died at City Point, \'a., Nov. 2S, '64. 


Bar Harbor. 

Died at Andersonville, Oct. '64. 
325 Front Street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
West-New Portland. 

East Bradford. 


9 Lawrence Corp., Lowell, Mass. 


Kitted at Middlebnrg, June 19, '63. 
Died in Augusta., Jan. 8, '62. 

Died in '89. 

Mechanic Falls. 

65 Hampshire Street, Lowell, Mass. 

Died in Salisbury prison, Dec. 29, '64. 

North Auburn. 

433 Albert, cor. Fifth, Seattle, "Wash. 

Killed at Bovdton, ( tot- 
North White-field." 

■• - " 


Knight, Augustus I 
Cyprian M. . 

Cvrus E. 

Edwin D. 

James M. 

Simeon M. . 

Thomas W. . 

Knowle.s, Adoniram 

Benjamin l\ 

Henry L. 

Hosea . .' 

• John 
Know! ton, .Jnmes L. 

Samuel J. 
Knox, Charles O. . 
Kueking, Theodore 
Kyle, Alexander . 

Labelle, Lewis 
Lahree, Horace 
Ladd, John W. 
Laine, Columbus C 
Lake, Enoch K. 
Lake-man, Frank . 
Lakin, Condon ];. 
Lambert, Daniel . 
Lampher, William a. 
Lam-son, Edwin 13. 
Lancaster, Richard F 

Zelotes . 
Lane, David R. 
George W. 

Samuel W. 
Lang. Caleb N. 
Robert; . 
Langpher, Daniel R. . 
Lang worthy L. . 
Lanelle, Virgil G*. . 
L.'inuon, John 
Lary, Charles S 
Lash, John R. 
Latham, Charles F 
Charles W. . 
Lawrence, David 

Joseph If. 
Leach, Lvman 
Silas . 
Lear, Joseph H. . 
Leathers, Daniel 
Frank .1. 
John B. 
Leavitt, Frank ^Y. 

Horace C. 
Lee, Joseph V.\ . 
Leeman, koscoe G. 
Leigh ton, Benjamin F. 
Co. G 
Benjamin F. Co. 11 



• 570 Camden. 
504 * 



< ; :'4 Kennel, unk. 
003 So. Waterboro. 

514 Otisfield. 

gfed in Maryland, Oct .4 , '64. 
Died at Hampden, '72. 

gedof wounds received April 6, >C5. 



507 Gardiner. 

4 i 1 






GtiO Norfolk, Va. 

624 Skowhegan. 

551 1 

Union or So. Vassalboro. 




d in Southern prison. 





Au«n 1 Sta Wr0TlndS receivefl Jun ? 24, '64- 

^Portland Street. Portland 

Kiled au Boydton, Oct. 27 '64 

Kl Ued at Boydton, Oct. 27, «w.' 

Died of wounds received on picket, Aug. 9, '64. 

Died in Southern prison, '64. 

Killed in action, June 30, '04. 

Died in Southern prison, Dec. 4, '64. 


North Castine. 



65,3 Carmel. 

535 South Winn. 

Wed in prison, Richmond, March 20 '64 





Cvrus . 

James V,". 

John \Y. 

Lyman P. . 

Nathaniel \y\ 
Lennon, William ,\. 
Lermond, Edward W 

Le <:,nU. }:.o,i-,f 
Leslie. Henry fj. . 




Died at Washington, dune 9. '6: 
Bristol, Pa. 

Killed in action, dune 27, '64. 

Lynn, Mass. 


4i»2 East Union. 

5.35 Milford. 

535 Died of wounds received March 31 »U5. 


Leuzarder, Julius M. . 
L^vensellar, Samuel . 
i tnvis, Almon 

Eben G. 

Frank . 

George E. 

LeviJJ. . 

Orrin F. 

Waterman T. 

William X. . 
Libbv, Alvah M. • 
'Anson 0. 

Benjamin F. 

Eugene A. . 

Granger A. . 

Henry T. 

Horatio S. . 

John Q. A. (mis- 
priii tod John 

. Osman . 

Samuel O. (mis- 
printed Samuel 1 

Lincoln, James W. 

Linnell, "Charles E. 
Uppert, Charles . 
Liscomb, William S. . 
Little, Henry 

Thaddeus . 45 
Littlefield, Charles F. . 

Dependence S. . 

James A. 


Joshua M. . 

Oliver B. 

Reuben O. . 
Llovd, James 
Locke, "William K. 
L<wkhart, Robert 
Lombard, Jesse 

William H. . 
Long, Charles E. . 

Thomas J. . 46 
Lord, Ambrose M. 


Augustus, Jr. 

John F. 

John T. 
Loring, Jacob B. . 
Loud, William M. 
I ■' - ■'. Enoch W. 

James S. 

J.>lu, E. 

Samuel . 

William H. . 
Love joy, James W. 

Mareellus P. 

Samuel B. M. 

Samuel C. 
Lovcli. Daniel K. . 
l^verinjr, John . 
L >we, Franklin B. 

Perley . 
Lowell, Albert 

Benjamin V. 

Charles IL . 

Daniel W. . 
Horace H. . 
Lowlin, Stephen . 
J ubleau, Peter 
Lmas, Samuel . - 

Wiltard, '2d . 
Luce. Alonzu B. . 

r a or. 




.) 469 

", 612 



1, 617 
6-1 -8 



4> 1 




Killed at Reams Station, Aug. 25, '64. 

Died at Brandy Station, Jan. 27, '64. 


Killed at Dinwiddie, March 31, '65. 

Killed at St. .Mary's Church, June 24, '64. 



Mi If ord, Mass. 

East Baldwin. 

American Express Co., Boston. 


Killed at Boydton, Oct. 27, '64. 

Died in Washington, Aug. 28, '62. 
13 Sanborn Ave., Somerville, Mass. 
Died in the service, March 24, '64. 


Boston, Mass. 

Died at Andersonville, Oct. 14, 64. 

465 Main Street. Cambridgeport, Mas 

Edgerton, "Pipestone Co., Minn, 

Etna Center. 

Custer City, Fa. 



Killed at Dinwiddie, March 31, '65. 

36 Havv/ard Place, Boston, Mass. 

Tiiden, Neb. 

Williamsport, Pa. 


Killed at Mkldletov n, Mav 24, '62. 

North Parsonneld. 

Died in New York, Oct. 15, '64. 

Killed in action, June 29, '64. 

Died soon after the war. 
Treasury Dent., Washington, D. C. 



Larliii Street. South of 22d Street, Chicago, 11. 


Penheld, Clarefield Co., Pa. 
Died in the service, Dec. 25, '64. 




Luce, Charles B. . 

Charles S. . 

Henry A. 


Joseph P. 

William It. . 
Lucid on, Levi. 
Lufkin, Andrew J. 

Charles E. . 

Jason L. 

OtisE. . 
Lunt, Charles W. . 

Joseph . 

Parker G. 


Wilbur F. . 
Lurvey, Lemuel P. 
Lwoney, Michael . 
Lynn, Frederick I). 
Lyon, Henry F. 

Lucian W. . 
Lvons, Charles W. 

Thomas G. . 

Mace, Edward A. . 
Mack, Luther J, . 
Madclocks, Charles 
Maddox, James 
Madigan, Dennis . 
Marhtt, James li. . 
Maguire, James 
Mains, ivory . 
Maloon, Ilorton (mi 
printed Hartoi 

William, Jr. . 
Mangan, Michael . 
Mann, George W. 

James K. 
Manseli, George F. 
Mansur, John S. . 

Manter, Benjamin A. 
Marble, James S. . 
Maiden, Alston R. 

Rufus R. 

Mariner, Ambrose 
Marks, Augustus . 
Marsh, Charles 11. Go. 

Charles H. Co L 

John B. 
Marshall, Benjamin F 
Marston, Charles L. 

Edwin T. 

Martin. Joseph U. 

Mason, Fernando F. 

Jonas W. 

Silas D. 
Matthews, Henry A. 

William R. . 
Maxim, Henry 
Maxwell, Isaac C. 
Mayberrv, Charles E. 

" George 11. . 
Mayhew, Nathan . 
Ma5 nard, Joseph B. 
Mayo, Clifford N. . 

Daniel T. 

William H. . 
McAllister, Amos . 

Do Witt C. . 

Joseph . 

McCarthy, Richard 








4 1 <> 


5 30 
5< >8 


58 i 


50 2 


57' i 
-It 5) 


4! i2 


J >i cl a1 V. ashington, Jan- 26, '04. 

Winterhum, Clearfield Co., Pa. 

Rice Lake, Wis. 

Killed at Dinwiddie, March 31, '05. 

Died at Gardiner. '04. 


Southwest Harbor. 



Killed at Shepardstown,*July 16, '63. 

820 Douglas St., So. Sagina\v,!Mich. 

Foul ron. 


Amesbury, Mass. 

Killed at Shepardstown, July 16, '63. 

Brown ville. 

Mansur's Mill. 

637 Main Stree., Charlestown Dist., Mass 

Died at Belle Plain, Dec. 25, '63. 


Died in Southern prison. 


3 Chester Place, Boston. 

Died at Andersomille, Aug. 10, '64. 

53 Congress Street, Portland. 


Turner Center. 

Died at Washington. Jan. 16, '04. 

Madelio Minn. 

Grinneli, Iowa. 

Died at City Point, Ya., June 30, '04* 
52 Nichols St., Providence, R. I. 

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v Causlin, Franklin 

William T. . 
MoClanning, William S 
MeCluro, Edward W. 

McCobb, Austin . 

Wilbur . 
MeComb.s, John II. 
McCorrison, George S 

James, Jr. 
MeCov, Andrew 

Charles K. . 
•vi. Cunlv, Eben H. 

If ugh . . 


Samuel R. . 
MeDaniel. Cornelius (. 

McDonald, Albert L. 464, 604 

Alexander . . 625 

Christopher . . 634 

George F. . 475 

Johm Jr. 
MeDougall, Alexander 613 
MeDufhe, Charles . . 536 
McFarland, Ira A. 

Justin L. 

William O. . 
MeFarlin, John 
McFee, John . . . 551 
McGaffcv, Florian . 653 


MeOee, John . . . 587 
McGinley, Thomas . 53<: 
Me( Joon, Ephnum J. . 587 
McGruMi, William N 
MeGuire, Alfred D. 
Mclntire, Oliver H. 

Thornton W. 
Mrlimr-, Charles A. . 4> ; 

Henrv S. . . 56(> 
MeKeon, Ezra It. . . 63o 
MeKeene, Silas 
Me Kenney, Albert S. . 508 

CvrusW. . . 603 

Daniel R. . . 545 

Joseph . . . 604 


William H. . • 
MeKent'ie, John . 

MeKinnon, Alexandt 
V'-Ku-ick, Benjamin 

John F. ' . 
McLaughlin, Charles 

Mi.'Lmul, John . 4; 

M< Master, Thomas J 
McN>ar, Alfred . 
MeN'eiU, Dwight . . 41 
MeN ichol, Thomas 
Mel'hail, Alfred K. 


William 11. . 
MoKav,John - 
Mealier, John 
Vicars, Parker 
M< ds, Daniel J. . 
M« uL'uier, Elisha if. . 638 
Melvin, Albert k. . 475 

Ambrose I*. . . 634 

Edwin 15. . . 551 
Merriam, .Joseph . 

Leonard 15. . 
Mevri* k, Stephen W. 
Merritield. Charles X 

Jacob C. 

James S. 


4 S3 
55 i 

H irrland. 

Killed at Deep Bottom, Aug. 16, '64. 

Died i:j Minnesota, May 17, '90. 
HolUster, San Benito Co., Cal. 
Hollister, San Benito Co., Cal. 

Died at City Point, '64. 

Died of wounds received June 19, '64. 
North Vassalboro. 

Killed at Ground Squirrel Bridge, May 11, '64. 


Fort Fairfield. 

Died in the service, Feb. 6, '65. 

Woodstock, N.B. 

Died at Frederick, Mel., Nov. 24, '62 


Killed at Dinwiddie, March 31, ^j'y. 

St. Helena, Cab 


Kiliecliat Appom Lttex, April 9, '65. 


Died in Salisbury prison. Nov. 15, '64. 

4 :. rowbridge Flaee, Portland. 

Union Street, Portland. 


Foisom, Cal. 

102 Decatur Street. East Boston, Mass. 

17 Appleton Co; p., Lowell, Mass.' 
Died in Salisbury prison, Nov. 1, 't>4. 

Fort Robinson, Neb. 

Lewi st on. 

■ . ... . 




Merrill, Albert G. 

Charles C 
Charles 11. 
Dennis If. 
Edward P. 
Henry O. 
James W. 
John A. 
John H. 
Lemuel O. 
Samuel II. 
Merriri, Orrin L. 
Merritt, James II 
-Morrow, Francis E 

William O. 
Messer, Adalbert A 
George A. . 
Willard l. 
Meserve, James H. 
Miller, Aloazo 1* 

Charles H. ' ' 
„ John . 
MiUett. Joseph C ' 
M|||iken, Loren K. 
Mi Us, Gustavus L. 

John S. 
_, Manfred 1 
Miner, JohnL. 
Mitchell, Edward P 
Everett , 
Henry D. 
■ Xahum W. * 
Mothtt, EueeneC 
Monk, Euge Ile ". 
Montgomery, Joseph 

Monroe, Albert P 

Warren B. . 
Moonev, John 
Mooers\ Josiah X. ' 
-Moor. James 
Moore. Albert * 
Charles J J 
Delmont .' 
per S. . . 4 <; 
Lewis G. 
Moses 1>. 
Nathan . 
Thomas B. 
M illlam H. 
Wilson J. 
>res, Morris 1.. 
Murray . 
Morang, Calvin S ' 

Mo rev. George W 
Morgan, Albnzo D 

Aver ill c. 
„ Jacob O. . ' 
Morgndge, Samuel T 


?£f Brunswick 


Morn!!. Ben fa rain 

Edward I<\ 

Elijah . 

Emery *. 

( l eo rge . 

Ira . 

Morris, Jame 
Morrison, Aai 



on I. 

. ? „ 1* Lexington St., Em i;,.> : ,;„, M;,s S . 
' 2? Sanford. 

." S'« Man chester, Me. 

• 004 Sip?i-?,? s i ;,ector ' C -H. 1 Portland. 
G38 1>,ed m Au gwsta, Jan. 16, '64. 

; |g D ied of injuries received in the valley '62 

• 493 * 

' vr ^i nc oln. 

- 588 

• 6H Saco. 

; 653 Died in prison in Georgia, Jul v , '64. 

. 551 

• *3 Banio" AlTgl,sta > A Pril 7, '6-1. 

• £JJ »ierf Marcli'12, '67 

' 67? SSfioM DinW,ClcIle ' Maro,xSl ' ,6 5« 

. 551 * " 

. 536 

• 513 East Boothbv. 

• ( .;^ Died at Cam]. Stanton, May 10, ! <jl>. 

i $£J DiedatA »napolis J Md.,Nov.3,'64. 

'' "*•■' Rochester, "NT Ji 

; gj ^HiatAudersonville. 
. 551 

: -™ gJS3 t «, , . taa «*««-«H«.«.Tbgn,. 

• l' v : St. Albans. 

■ •'':' >Valtham, Mas* 

;!- Died in Salisbury prison. Xov. 9, '64. 

IS Sw?f«rd. theSen " iCC ' 3r,lrcll ' ,C5 - 


J!?! SangerviJlf. 

-1^ Rockland. 

S' Diedi I f' 1 „i n " i!UH ^ M;u, ' h ^« -• 
«3 H^„i 0l SOUtuern l ,liSO ».^ov.8,'d4. 

604 ' ' 


MC Biddeford. 


g» Died of wounds received Oct. 27, '64. 


•■' - ' ■ 



\f-.irrison, George . 
\|.»rro\v, John 
\\ ,:•,.-. John . 

Thomas }r. . 

William B. . 

William It. . 
Masher, Benjamin C. 


\\ .swan, George < J. 
Muulcoa, Albert . 

Charles E. . 

.Jonathan I\ 
Mmun Cord, Vincent 
Slower, Joini M. Co. A 

John M. Co. L. 

Thomas H. . 
Muivey, John 
Mulv iii, Benjamin 
Munson, Laurel 
Mureh, Alfred 13. . 

L'phraim A. . 
Muchmore, William 
Mnryliv, Dennis . 

James A. 

Samuel H. . 
Murrav, Russell . 

Thomas M. . 
Mvrick, Edward K. 

John D. 

Joseph H, . 

N'ado, Henrv C 
Na*h, David J. 

Nuson, George E. . 

Josiah, Jr. . 

Samuel E., Franklin B. . 

James A. 

John 0. 


Reuben S. 

Thomas -J. 

S ^Hiam, frank C. 
NrlHs, William H. 
Neteon, Edward V. 
Neville, Mark 
S'eviu'*, Justin S. . 
Xcwbc^in, Danville 

Eugene . 
iu inner B. 
NVubold, Andrew I). 
N •■■ i :', Charles SV. 
v- ho! a, Frederick II 
Nichols, Charles F. 

Oscar W. 

Nicholson, William 

N'ickerson, Emrene 

Hezekiali O. 

Moses . 

Xnson G. 

William IT. II. 

Ni'.os, Timothy B. . 

'• -bri : i, Mitchell It. 
Nodstrom, Charles E. 
Nolan, Miehael . 
N«»rri-», Richard . 
North, Charles A. . 
Northrop, George 

George J. . 
Norton, Charles A. 
Norwood, Frederick . 

KenrvW. . • 
Noyes, Clarence . 

Fred K. 









6! 5 






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East Friendship. 

South Norridgewock. 

South Norridgewock. 

Died of wounds received Oct. 9, '63. 

York Corner. 

Killed at Sycamore Church. Sept. 16. '64. 
North Vassalboro. 


Died March 18, "*8. 


Died in Salisbury prison. March 18, '65. 

Killed at Charles City Cross Roads. Aug. 18, '64. 

Chariest-own, Mass. 



Died at Ausrusta, Dee. 27, "S2. 

Weymouth, Mass. 

Died in prison at Danville, X. C. 

Died in the service April 21, 

Killed at Middleburg. June 10. '63. 
W. Farmimidale. 

Died in Salisbury prison, Nov. 7, '64. 
Bethel, Me. 

Died in Maryland. June 20. '• .'. 
Killed at Mi'ddleb'unr. June 1". '63. 



Die<i at Andersonville prison 


Killed at Dinwiddle, March 31, '65. 

Maiden, Mass. 

56 Booth Corp., Lowell. Mass. 

206 East Kitluo Street, Marquette, Mich. 

Died at Andersonville, Sept. LS. '64. 




Koves, J< 
Nute, Israel* 1L 
Natt, James E. 
Sutter, Robert 

Samuel A. 
Nutting, Chandler h 

F rn n k 

Jason S. 

Oakes, Corvdon J. 


George E. 
Oakman, Isaac 
O'Brien. Dermis 


Michael . 

O'Connell, Redmond 
Gael], Solomon Ji. 
Ohlsen, John . 
Olson, Charles J. . 
O'Neil, John . 
Oreutt, Rosalvo E. 
Ordway, Augustus L 


Caleb F. 

George A. 
Osborn, Bsnjamin A. 

William A. . 
Osborne, Charles J\ 

James H. 
Osgood, John X. 
Otis, Eugene II. 

George H. 
Overlook, Rufus j,, 
Owen, Nathaniel L. 
Oxton, Franklin A. 

"Packard, Corbitt L. 
Pacott,, Fran.!; • 
Page, Christopher A 

Henry B. 

Paine, Richard H. 
Painter, James W. 
Palmer, Albion D. 

Charles C. 

Dennis W. . 

George D. 

Samuel v. . 

Thomas II. . 
Parker, Aaron " 

Albert S. 

Alexander M. 


Fran!: W. 

Marcellus M. 

Samuel E. 

San ford G. 
Parkman, Eli W. . 
Parks, Darius N. 

Parsons, John B. 
Partridge, Charles A. 

Frank A. 
Parry, John B. 
Patch, Henry E. i. 
Patten. A Ion o 

Edward M. . 

Gen j '.re . 

George G. 

Robert A. 

Sre] .hen W. . 

Sumner A. 
Patterson, Aaron B. 

Charles F. 




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4 75 

Died of wounds received March 31, "C r 
1 ee. 

Port Caledonia, Cane Briton, Canada. 

Died in the service, Jan. 8, '65. 
Lost at sea. 

Weeks Mills. 

Killed at Stanton River, June 26, '64. 

Mendocino, Cal. 

Milwaukee, Wis. 

Died in the service, Nov. 9, '64. 
11.16 19th Street, St. Louis, Mo. 
Medford. Mass. 

Quincy, Mass. 

v-'atsonville, Cal. 

Mt. Pleasant, Isabella Co., Mich. 

Killed near Richmond, May 12, '64. 

Hied in hospital, Sept. "04. 
172 Essex Street. Banjror. 

Oambridgeport, M 
West Camden. 


Died in Salisbury prison, Jan. 25, 
Herm m. 

Died Feb. 12, '90. 

Died in Andersonville. July 24, '64. 

Died in Washington, May 13, '65. 


225 Camp St., New Orleans, La. 

Killed in action. June 16. '64. 

I >i< <1 in prison at Danville, Doc. 20, '64. 
Northampton, Mass. 
< (shorn, .Neb. 

San Fransisco. 

Died at Point Lookout, Md., Sept. 24. '64. 



Died at Lunda, Cal., Dec. 27, '84. 


f , ** • -- •--■■ • -" ■ . ■■-• ' 

Patterson, Jeremiah F 

p-.nd, Beamier H. . 
j'uvson, Barak. C. - 
jvakes, James B. . 

Joseph B. 
IVaks, William G. 
j', tciiev, John R. . 
i; arson, Chester C. 
Pearsons, William 31. 
r i ..', George L. • 
lVavcy, Darius W. 

Hiram . 
Pendleton, Andrew F. 

Richard F. . 

Silas P. . 
Pcnly, George W. 
Pennington, Frank A. 
Pennv, Henry J. 
Pent-land, Robert 
I ■ ■ i kins Alonzo 

Barron G. 


Elliott . 

George . 

George F. 


Horace • 

Isaac T. 

John H. . 

John McC 



Thomas H. 

William li. 
Iterrv, Fa via B. 
" Joseph F. 
Pettengiil, Anson 
Pe tra. Freeman C. 

'Nathan R. 
Phelps, George W. 

Phen'ix, Charle - B. 
Pbilbriek, Charles E. 
Philhrook, Win. J. 
PhilHns, George P. 

Russell . 

SoUiH. . 

Phillop, Thomas 
Phipps, Charles F. 

Joseph W. 
Piekard. Charles H. 


Pickering, Charles W. 
Pierce, Albert. R. . 

Alfred . . 4 


Frank W. 


George A. 

Isaac Y. 

Jacob H. 

Stephen n. . 
Pierson, William J. 
Pik -. Beuiamin R. 
Pillrfburv; Ellsworth C. 

Evans S. 


Pinkham, Charles E. 

DanmJ . 

Hiram P.. 


Moses S. 




















































S, 545 





4 04 






Died in Washington, July 6, '64. 

Santa imz, Cal. 


Died in Augusta, March 20, '62. 

6 Broadway, N. Y. 

Died in Salisbury prison, Nov. 28, '64 

Died at Exeter, Jan. 20, '00. 

Died in the service, Aug. '62. 

Died in Andersonville, May 30. 64. 
Farmington, Wash. 

Box 77, Hooksett, N. PP 

Died in Washington, May 1, 
31 Cornhill, Boston, Mass'. 

Died in Andersonville, Aug. 10, '64. 
Killed at Louisa Court House, Mav 2, '6? 


Cooper's Mills. 

Died of wounds received Sept. 13, 'C2. 

Diet! in Andersonville, June 16, '64. 


Died in prison at Florence, Dec. 28, : 64. 

Died in Washington, Feb. 18, '63. 

Westville Street, Dorchester , Mass. 

Killed at St. Mary's Church, June 24, '64. 
Killed in action. 

Hied May 10, '70. 

] >ied in Frederick, Md.. Nov. 14. '61 

Pi .1 in Southern prison, Dec. 22, 'G 

Died at Salisbury, Not. 26, : 64. 

Arlington, Mass". 

Died at Salisbury prison, Nov. '64. 


Died ai Augusta, Aug. 1. '62. 

Died at Manassas. June 7, '62. 
Died in Southern prison. 

■ f ;i 


324 Fine Street. San Francisec 


Died at Augusta, Feb. 23, *62. 

Sacramento, Cal. 

Hied in Hospital, June 16, '64. 
New Vinevard. 
W, Gardiner. 


BBffl ®*-^^ 

Q O 


Pinkliam, Samuel ^-j' 

PiperSffinieT : $* »M in the service, May 24, >G2. 

llshon, (ieorsre K ' r,4 n; i ■ ,, 

Pitts, Isaacs? ' "-o ?i e( L m hospital, Sept. 8, '64. 

Mummer, Aivin F * ' ^u "aterboro. 

Georlfx. 1 '- '; ! t l " i " J ^^*..- P «»,.,: 1 , V& 

George W. . . 654 

Jeremiah S. . . 550 

Foliar",], Jonathan F. .' £g ifcln I ?£ rison ' at Salisbury, Oct. 23, '64. 


PollisteJ?Joseph m' ' So J>i "' 1 in An,k "™>mdiie, Oct. '«. 
Pomlow, Joseph . ' 582 

Ptod?IV& I S n ' ,B - ; S? »-l in Southern prison. 

SSr e 'j?S^i n " : : ™ Clinton, Mass. 

PottletwiIlLnF.^v ^ IJetroit - 
J?rmtefl.Potterj 494 

I otter. Jolni * » i~^ ,» ; , • , ,. 

Powers. GeoWeE ' ' i',f ed ln Sa]lsl >«ry prison, Xov. lg.r'ei 

Pratt, Alonzo'M. " r-.t n-,„i ,•-, * 1 

Arha , ." ' £g Die ' 1 in AndersonviUe, Aug. 15, 'W. 

Arstrvji "R * ;."."'.; . .. . . 

jRemib w. : • %% fe vhi « f r ice ' Se **- *• "^ 

Charles II. * ' ,;,':•, mejard 

Franklin E. .' ' - clt 

*>**»* p- . . : ££ 

^Sh. * • S ^^^derick,Nov.l7,'t52. 

Frank \y. £u * 

Harvey S. . ." ^g * 
Isaac . ^r, 

Preble, MeMn [ | £g Bano-or 

Pi^scott^Upiveus ! 605 

Daniel <_', . . 47f> 

I,rahk] » ! 6-17 Newburv. 

James K. ! ! £ .> J-J. 

Prest^Pobert i ' $ Phmi ^ 

Price, William . ' 639 ^ 

Priest AlpheusM. ! "1 

. Henry W. . . 5*3 
1 mice, Albert F. . 4*3 * 

T> Willitmu. ' K f^eMa re i)VB4. 

Proctor, Edward E. .' 47^ L^bou U( > S P^1. 

George F. , # 4:G Lisbon' 

j'Se°7- ■ • |3 *-„„;„!«,„ 

Pullen, Charlps f- ' * r/~'o ,,. . . , 

Pulsifer, Addison 6 ' * ■•'•> J m e service > J'ulv 20. '64 

EbenJ. . ■' * £/,-; 

Thomas B. 

South Auburn. 

Punch. John".- ' * S ^nouth, Mass. 

Purington, Granville ! 509 * 

i utnam, Black Hawk . 526 Hmirrn 

Quimby. William i:. . 552 

Q«Hin,Deimw . . 625 

Michael &\ ! " g| K IS w?r' vice ''- Iuly '«■ 

Quint, Luther . ] 5^ OniLvuk-. 




1 ' 



Woburn, Mass. 

Hist. p. 578. 


Co. E. 


ic-ci. Hist. p. 5 3 8. 


Co. L. 1st. D. C, 


:'o E 1 st. We. Cav. 


DAVID H. V. • 

Corp. Co. H. 
Cornvii e, P C Ath? 

WM. H. R!C 
Co. M I si : 

Co. D. 1st. Ma. Cav. 
Co. H. 25+h. ' 

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■ A 



1 v i . ■: E , ! 




G. 1st M 
■ • 86V 

5 7 3. 


At hi 
Hiit o. 58; 

. . 




Raekliil', James I!. 

. t.i 


Ragan, James 

. 537 

Jolm W. 

. .">•' !7 

Died of wounds received Oct. 12, 


Ramsdell, Henry A. 

. 528 

I'.Mll R. . 

. G25 

Died in Andersonville, Aug. '64. 


Rand, Charles E. . 

. 463 

Randall, George 

. 625 



Warren G. 

, 521 



Rankin?, Lucius 

. 47<; 


Hay, Joshua 

. f S8 

North Hormon. 

Raymond, Charles F. 


Died at Salisbury prison, Dee. 24 



Redman, John 

. 754 

Died at Washington, Dec. 13, '63 

Reed, Alvin I,., Co. I.. 

. i..;.3 


Alvin I. ..IK (.. 

. GG3 



." 3"-' 



Charles M. 

. G30 

Cyrus T. . 


Milwaukee, Wis. 


Edwin 31. 

! 663 

Died of wounds received Aug. 20 

, '62. 


George E. 


Killed at Reams Station, Aug. 2. 

i, '64. 


. . r --"7 

Died at Acnuia Creek, 1 :b. 10", '0 


Nathaniel, 2d, 

. 521 



. 654 

Renter, John 

5Sl ' 

Reeves, Forest 

. 651 

Miles . • . 

. Go? 

Thomas S. 

. ('54 


William}?. . 

. 6iG 

Reynolds, Henry G. 

. 6>?>9 



James E. 

. GG3 

Died in the service Aug. "G4. 


James K. 


MulfordR. . 




Rhinos, Ren jam in 

. G'-5 

Somerville, .Mass. 


Rhodes, David W. 


Killed at St. Mary's Church, Jiv-. 


Rioe, .James A. 

. 605 

Died of wounds received Oct. 27, 


Thomas I>. . • 

. 552 

Rich, George li. 

. 56'.) 

Richards, Albert . 

5S! * 

Henry R. 

'. GC4 


Horatio M. . 



.Moses Y. 



. 424 


William H, . 


Richardson, Alex. A. 



.-,; -- 

TO. A. 



Isaac L. 

Isaiah. 0. . ■ 






Moses M 



Killed at Boydton, Oct. 27, '64. 






William A. . 

William M. . 


Pied :tt Andersonville. 


Richer, Aim on \. 


Uolyoke, Mass. 

Franklin R. . 


Henry D. 
James M. 


Milton F. 
Nathan L. 






Died at Andersonville, Aug. 13, *< 


Rider, Charles F. . 


Killed in action, June 1">. '04. 


Ridley, Arnbro>r C. 


hied at Andersonville, Aug. 26, '( 



Jerome, Jr. . 

Killed at Reams Station, Aug. 24 



Luther . 


tidlon, Albion L. 



Iviley, Geonro, 




K -v , .banes C. 

55 j 


,.. , Tliomas . .' 
toplcy, Fred A. 




, . William K.,Jr. ! 

Uiveis, .(,, , ;.|, 



... . LarkerT. . . 
Wvier, Alfred 


50 Beacon Street, Rath. 


....... , , 




Roach, Patrick 

• 626 

Bobbins, Charles 1!. 

. t.'.oc 


Edmund A. . 

. 051 


Edward K. 

. 4S2 


JohnB. . 

. 487 


Lucius C. 

. 572 

Lewis ton. 

Roberts. Albert J. 

. 572 

Charles E. 

. 606 
. 579 

Killed at Louisa Court House, May 

George W. 

. 630 

John C. 


Nathaniel K. 

. 476 


. G5J 


Thomas P. 
William J. 

. 664 
. 606 

657 Congress Street, Portland. 

Robertson, Richard, ,1 

r. 4*7 


Robinson, Albert A. 

. 597 

National City, Cal. 

An? on J. 

. 501) 


Charles E. 

. 484 

Charles II. 

Elijah . 

. 509 

Died at City Point, Sept. 27, '64. 

Francis E. 
Fred C. 

. 604 

Died in Salisbury prison, Nov. 1, '64. 

George D. S. 

. 521 

George E. 

. f)Ht 

James 11. 

. 4 5,1 



. 02l) 


John F. 

. 580 



5 i 5 

Lewis Or. 

, 4.4 

Lucius M". 


. 560 
. 649 

Killed at Deep Bottom, Aug. 16, '64. 

Rodney W. 

. 654 

Samuel .]. 

. 606 

Rodger?-, William S. 

. 4 . -4 

Rogers, Alfred 

. 494 

Alphonso P. 

. 537 

Cannon City, Colo. 

George . 

. 654 

Minneapolis, Minn. 

Geonre A. 

. 47(; 

JolniX. . 
J.Jm W: 

. 626 

Fort Fairfield. 

. 647 

Died in Washington, dan, 19, '65. 

Ruel IT. 

'. o^:< 

Shi rmaii IT. 

. 634 

Thomas I>. . 

. 606 

Thomas 11. 

. ( : '-r; 

Washington I. 

. 494 

Rolf c, Asa H." . 


Rollins, Charles 11. 
George \V. . 

. 664 
. 521 

Died in thejservice. May 29, '64. 

John IE 

. 521 

Roliiston, Robert . 

. 470 

Rose, Joseph 

. 4.4 

Bell woo. i. \>b. 

Leonard L. . 
Seth G. . 

■ y/i'^ 

North Abington, Mass. 

Ross, Allen R. M 

. 572 

George H. 

. 4 <"» 

Joseph . 

. 626 
. 531 

Lieu in Philadelphia, Sept. 11, '64. 

Joseph TV. 

. 5M 

Bowe. Christopher < . 



Eli \Y. . 

. 470 


. 606 

Died at Alexandria. Sept. 22 '6° 
Died in Southern prison. 

Roweli. Geoicr A. 

. 640 

George' W. 
Stephen P. . 

. 0*4 

Roval, Andrew J. . 

. .' 52 

Bailey T. 

. 572 

GeorgeA- - ■> 

72, 606 

George S. 

. 552 


William F. . 


Runnclls, William 1". 

- 405 

Russell, Addison P. 

-jr.:, 4i 

i : , .'>' '(' 

Died '■: \ ouiius re< eived Sept. 19. '64. 

Alonzo P. 

. . r >72 

Ist>rth 'iiuncr r,rhW. 


Amos E. 

. 521 





KunscIJ, Benjamin F 

Charles A. 

Cyrus M. 

George A. 

George D. 

George S. 

Israel I. 

James H. 
Uvan, Wiliimn 
Ryder, Benjamin F. 

Sabine, Charles A. 

<;< orge C. 

George- "W. 
Sampson, Enoch 

Osgood M. 

Randall . 
Sanborn, Benjamin] 

Charles II. 

OtisF. . 

Silas M. 

William N. 
Sanford, Augustus 

Edward T. 


Thomas. J. - 
Sargent, Charles A. 

Daniel F. 

Groves O. 

John A. 

Nathaniel F. 
Saunders, Daniel H. 

Ravage, Frank J. 

Gardiner A. 

Henry D. 

James W. 
sawyer, Alonzo J. 

Edwin H. 


James C. 

James F. 
v -. amnion, Charles I 
Scanned, Timothy 
•■ iiouton, \ titoine 
>•;•>:.[., Hiram . 

Samuel . 

Sargent J. 

Wesley K. 
■v'i ibner, < lharles I.. 
Seavey, Asa W. 
- deqWst, J. Harve 
-< iig«.'ley. Charles 3-'. 
Bennett,, David 


William P. 
v A-eranee, OraF. 

Walter F. 

W iiliam If. . 

Wintiekl S. . 
Si-wall, <";. orge M7 

fclKUskford, Ebed L. 
SIkiw, Charles F. . 

Charh s W. . 

Daniel TV. 

Francis A. 


Linus E. 


Nathan M. 

William II. . 

V. iiliam, Jr., 
■-'•■<:■■. <;e.)v- : ,. a. . 

nan, John P. . 
s l««U-lierd, Albert I). 




















Died in the service, March 15, 'C4. 
Died at Anderson: ille, Sept. 12, 'C4. 
West Poland- 
Died of wounds received March 31, 'C5. 
Died at Washington, Sept. 10, '02. 
230 Prince St., St. John, V. B, 
Died at Point Lookout. Md., May 17, '(.• 

Died at Anderson ville, Aug. 1: 

Hamilton, Mon. 

Died at Augusta, Feb. 12, '62. 



Died at A.ugusta, March, '02. 

B< ■■. 61, Marlboro, Mass. 


Killed at Reams Station, Aug, 23, '01. 

Xded in Salisbury prison. Pent. 16, '64. 


11 Hamilton Corp., Lowell. 




H. Milton. 

M Died at Black Creek, Va., April 24, '62. 

Died at Washington, Nov. 5, '62. 
Died at Salisbury prison, Jan. 1, '05. 
Staplehurst, Seward Co., Neb. 

Died in Southern orison. 
Died in the service Ms 


Died in the service Jan. 0. '63. 

Care E. L. H trdenburg, St. Paul, Minn. 

3 >.■ rl i £ injuries, Jan. 19, '05. 

Box 57, V* inthrop. 

Died at Hampton, Va. Sept. 29, '64, 

Died at Frederick, Md., Nov. 'G 


New Market. X. II. 

■KWuLr. . :..*:W*^.^,^,fe; &**& ^,:.},,^:i -^Vi^^-j^i.*,.;,.., 




Sheplov, Orrin 
Shevelin, Patrick F. 
Shields, Charles E. 
Edward W. . 
Isaac, Co. P.. 
Isaac, Co.}-:. 
Sljorey, Edmund 
Henry 1*. 
Luther . 
Samuel, -Co. P. 
Samuel, Co. K. 
Skuman, George W. 
Siegars, James 
Silver, John E. 
Simpson. George W. 
Hollis . 
James M'. 
Sanford J '. 
Simmons Charles I J. 

George L. 
Siprell, James K. 
Skillimr?, Alber ('. 

Charles W. 
Sleeper, Buruham C. 

Hiram U. 
Small- Albert 
.albert J. 
Clement P. 
David V. 
George II. 
Horace 31. 
Joseph . 
Leonard C. . 
Simeon F. 
William , . 
William W. . 
Smart, Frederick 
Smiley, Charles C. 
Smith, All eit 
Austin G. 
Pen jamin S. . 
Charles, Co. A. 
Charles, Co. J . 
Charles |>. 
Charles E. 
Charles li. 
Charles M. 
Edward P.. 
Eleazer li . 
Eugene A. 
Frank I. 
George H. 
George 31. 
George W. 
Henry JL. 
James II. 


Samuel C. 
Sewall W., Co. I) 

Sewall W., c 
T. Jefferson 
Wended 1. 
W. Frank 
William K. 
William S. 

. 640 

. 509 2 Swan Street, SouthPoston Mass 
. 529 Marinette, Wis. 
. 530 Died of wounds received July 10 '63 
. 4'X) 

. 537 Linneus. 

. 664 Died in the service, May 28 '04 
. 62(3 Died at Camp Payard, March li, '03. 
. 055 Died in Southern prison, Deo. ''I. 

. G20 Died at Andersonville, Oct. 20 '64 

. 4x. Cnion Street, Portland. 

. 620 Died at Washington, Mav 29 '63 
c 604 

. 617 * 
. 4i ».'■ 

. 521 Killed at \h lie, June 17, '63 

. 52: YVatcrvine. 

. 63: 45 Kilby Street, Poston, Mass. 

. 55v. Died at Salisbury prison, Nov 24 '64 

. 6;V- Rockland. 

- 661 Killed in action. 

. 537 Died of wounds received March 2, '61. 

. 546 

. 54-1 261 1-2 Middle Street, Portland. 

. 49;; Rockland. 

- 5i : Wappeton, Dak. 

. 530 Old Mission, Shoshene Co., Idaho 

. 68!) Wood burn, Allen Co., Ind. 

. 4S( Pockport. 

. 4!V: 

. 537 Walla Walla. Wash. 

, 620 Died at Augusta, Feb. 1, '62. 

. 600 Died at Washington. .Nov. 28, '64. 

. 495 Died in Southern prison. 

. 572 Died at Salisbury prison, Feb 9, '65 

. 607 Gray. 

. 620 

• 530 Houlton. 

. 562 hub- . 

. 543 Died in prison, Salisbury, Nov. 15, '04. 

. 504 North Turner. 

. fci, Killed at Deep Bottom, An-?, m, '64. 

. 47. 


Died in Hospital, July 27, '64. 

4.52,51:; Washington, D. C 

Somen ilie. Mass 

5a:- Died at Belle Plain, Feb. 13, '63. 
4a." Souih Portland. 

. 54' New Gloucester. 

! i:v Trenton. 

. 640 Died at Alexandria, Nov . .;. '<;:_>. 

. 607 

. 5"J4 VVinliehi, Kan. 

rr, 5-'} Skowhegajj. 

. 040 * 

. u»4 K ill* d in act ion Jirne 20, v.-!. 

. 5r.:j Dual at David's Island, X. Y.,. July 21, '64. 

Died at Salisbury prison, Nov. "04. 



Smith, Windsor B. 
Sued, Albion K. 

Aloiizg If. 



Walter E. 

Waller's. . 
Snow, < «e< >rge W. 

Oliv .-: C. 


William R. . 
Somes, Charles E. 

SUHi'.'l'S, 'J llOUUlT' 

Southard, Theodore M. 
.s«iule, Asbury E. . 

George A . 

Horatio B. 

Lewis W. 

Lorenzo A- 
Southard, Belden, 

Leandcr 1'. 

Sidnev K. 

S«>Htliei\AtWQO IC. 

Sparrow, Rodney 
spauldmg, Albert 

Albion . 

Liberty 15. 
Spear, Kdw.ud 

John S. 

Manna.- eh TT. 

Orra 1\ 

Spein, Andrew D. 
:■!■. neer, Alviu B. 



Joseph C. 

Spratt, Alton D. - 

Edward 1\ 

Springer, Benjamin J. 

Sproule,, Charles E. 
sparling. Andrew B. 
Siaey, JohnS. 
Staekpoie, William 4 
Sumhopo, Ansa a . 


William H. . 
Staples, Daniel L. . 


John W. 

Stephen M. . 

St. irbird, Herbert M. 


:-'.!il,c\ . Augustus H. 
Slarr, John 

John, 2d 
Stayner, dames E. 
Stead man, Joseph C. 
Steams, G .'< rge li. 

John It. 

Steele, George W. 


WiUiamH. . 
Stephens, Bhilip C. 
su»tst»n, Andrew B. 

lienjauiin F. 

Charles W. 

David L. 

I [drraim T. 










e.f >T 

4 >5 

5: .'8 


5 13 

40; » 



i f) 


)■;■ : 

Ct ri 

Died at l'ortland, June 2-1, '85. 

Quincy House, Quincy, Mass, 

Killed in action, June 25, '64. 

Woodstock, N. B. 

Lewis ton. 


St. Albans. 

13 Sanborn Ave., Somcrvide, Mass. 


Dicil at City Point. Va., Sept. 18, '64. 

Died in the service, '62. 



Died in Salisbury prison, .Nov. 24. '04. 
Died in Washington, Oct. '64. 

Died iu prison, Richmond, March 20, '64. 

Ehi-in, 111. 

Died in Frederick, Md., Nov. 8, '< V J 

Died in the service, May 11, '64. 
Died in Andersonville, Nov. 2, '64. 

Killed in action, Sept. 16, '64. 

Killed at Bovdton, Oct. 27, '64 

Died in the service, Julv, '64. 

Killed at Dinwiddie, March 31, 'do. 


Died iu Andersonville, Dee. 24, '64. 


I;., d in the sei vis e 

l>i< d at Soldier's Home 

Fast Anl urn, 






Stetson, Grin R. . . 

Samuel A., Co. H. 

Samuel K., Co. K. 
Stevens, Albert 

Asa M. . 
Charles A . . 

Charles II., of ,\n- 
dover . 

CharlesM., of Ex- 

Churchill S. . 

Cyrus E. 

David, Co. C. 

David, Co. G. 

David M. 

Edwin F. 

George S. 

Hiram M. 


Jarvis C. . 4. 

Wilbur J. 


ZoxadusD. . 
Steward; Phiueas P. 

Stewart, Asa F. 

Daniel H. 





Sth/knov. Charles L. 
Stiles, John P. 
Stilphen, James E. 
Stimpson, Albert W. 
Stinehfield, Frank H. 

George B. 
Stinson. Charles H. 

Reuel B. 
Stoekbridee, Joseph T. 
Stockham'J Charles M. 
Stockman, George W, 
Stock-well, John lM. 
Stoddard, Augustine G. 
Stokes, Edward 

Stone, Corydou O. . . 553 

Leonard . . fisy 

Samuel B. . . 640 

William F. . 579, 007 

Stowe, Gardner L. . 522 

• Hartweli E. . . 522 

Nathan C. . . 522 
Stowell, David P. . . 456 
Stretch, John . . 040 

Strout, Albion S. . . 655 

Alfred C. . . 483 

Samuel, Jr.. Co. I. GOT 

Samuel, Jr., 1). C. 664 
Stuart. Charles F. . 477 

George E. . . 640 
Studley, Benjamin E. . 664 
Sturgess, Charles E. . 640 
Summat, George J. . i>~$ 
Summers, Nicholas . 6-40 

Sutherland, Benjamin . 477 

James W. . . 531 

Nathaniel . . 573 
Swaney, John . . 5 ■:' 

Sweeney, Daniel . . 522 
Sweetland, William H. 573 
Sweet ser, William if. . 553 
Swett, Justin L. . . 613 
Swift, William Franklin 5b) 
Sylvester, Albert . . -'» 

Albert L. . .610 



477 Lawrence 



-, r. 

4 or. 






61 1 






Died at Gardiner. 


Died in the service, Dec. 29, :04. 

Died at Cambridge, Mass. 

Waco, York Co., Neb. 

Wadena, Minn. 

South Gardiner. 
East Boothby. 

Litchfield Come; 



Died at Bath. Oct. 30, 77. 

Died at Washington, Jan. 20, '(% 


Miller Street, Chariest own, M; 


Lew is ton. 


Dover South Mills. 


Died in prison, Salisbury, Aug. 2G, '64. 

Died at Washington, April 27, '63. 

Haverhill, Mass. 

Killed at Al lie, June 17, '63. 

Died in Southern prison, Nov. 11, "64. 


Died al Salisbury prison, Oct. '04. 

Died at White Oak Church, Va., Dec. 23, '6'2 
Kilted at Mkldlebunr, June 19, '03. 

Died at Petersburg, June 1, '65. 

J _• ,^, ..* *~* , — . .^ . ,*^„. , , \ ^^^i-rf^O****^^ 

77//s ROLL-CALL. 



Svlvester, Ansel T. 
CJxarles H. . 




Edward A. . 




Mora co . 




Joseph W. . 
Levi \V. 




Walter . 


Soldier's National Home, Leavenworth, 



Taber, Charles Is. . 
Talpev, Oliver 0, . 




Tarbcoc, Charles Jl. 


Died in prison, Nov. 26, '64. 

George . 



Tash, Charles L. . 



Tate, Flenrv I. 



Tatteri, Joseph W. 



Tavlor, Ansel G. . 


Died in the service, July 7, '64. 

Atwell A, 



Constantine . 45 

S, 631 

Columbia, Manor Co., Tenn. 





Ephraim H, . 


Killed at Micldleburg, June 19, '63. 


Frank , 




Wiirfieid S. . 



Teague, Edwin C. . 


Worcester; Mass. 

Temple, Levi . 


MiloJ. - 



Teft, Benjamin F. 




Thaxter, Sidney W. 45 

6, 465 

22 Deering Street, Portland. 


Thayer, Henry D. . 





Thing, George S. . 


Water ville. 



Thomas, Aimer 


Augustus G. 



Charles E. . 


Pa nnington. Falls. 

John B. 


Died in the service, Sept. 29, '64. 


John J. . 



Lyman . 


Robert T. 




Thompson, Albert 




Benjamin F. 




Charles D. . 


Died in prison, Richmond, Aug. '62. 

George W. . 






Howard M. . 


Somerville. Mass. 









61 5 

Killed at Deep Bottom, Aug. 16, '64. 

John P. 


Northampton, Mass. 

John S. . 


Died in Southern prison, Nov. 19. '64. 

Samuel A. 



William H. - 


Thorns, Charles A. 




Thorn, James 11. . 


Samuel . 


Died in Southern prison, '65. 

Thorndike, Peter R. 



Thurlow, Iienrv J. 



William H. . 



Thurston, Charles E. 

57 J 

Eureka, Cal. 

John K. 


.Martin A. . 


Thwing, Charles G. 



Tibbetts, Byron D. 


Daniel M. 


Died in the service. 


George . 






Luther . 



Silas F- . 


William B. . 


Died of wounds received March 31, '65. 


Til den, Isaac W. . 




TUton, Henry F. . * 




Timmonx, Charles E. 


Tobie, Edward P. Jr. 


401, 52 

S, 561 

252 Main Street, Pawtueket. R. 1. 


Lerov H. 

. 573 

1 Wilson Street, Portland. 

Tobin, Hoi-ace K. . 

. €40 

] >:'»M.i iii prison, Salisbury. 

Tolman, John F, . 






Tootbaker, .James M. 

Torsey, Samuel T. 
Toner, Gideon, Jr. 
Towle, Francis E. 

WiUiani G. . 
Town, Francis I,. . 
Townsend, Fred'k P. 

William H. . 
lozier, David 

Einulus S. 
Trace v, George 
Levi. Jr. 
Trafton, George H. r J 
John JJ. 
Mark . 
Silas C. . 
Trask, Nathan E. . 
Thomas A. . 
Zelotes ^Y. . 
Trefeihen, John T 
Triffit. Alfred C. 
Trimble, William . 
Tripp, Edmund 

Nahuni G . . 

True, AmmiM.. Jr. 

Frank W. . 

George W 

Trueworthy, Jeremiah '. 4& 

luck, Charles 11. . , po? 

Tucker, Benjamin F. 45$ -;si 

George P. ... . ' fi .> 7 

Tukesbury, George D. . r.v-: 

Turner, Benjamin H 

Turney, Nelson 
Tuttle, John C. . 
Tweedie, Thomas . 
TwitchoU, James i» 
Twombly, Stephen 
Tye, William B. . 


6-1 a 





61 5 


Worcester, Mass 
East Dover. 


Died of wounds re< 



pied in the service. Nov •> 

Sanford. ' * 

1 -March 31, '6t 





Killed at Middlebufg, June 19 'c- 
ged at Cleorgetowa^Ma/lS.'k 



Chicopee, Mass. 
South Paris. 

Died in Southern prison. 
Died i n Southern prison. 

L'lmer, Clarence D. 458,52° v>hit v ^ 
Mmtiiiie ' i~~ -' nnt > Mich. 


Vance, Richard 
Vartey, John R. 
Varney, George A. 
Henry J. 

Horace . 

Joseph . i 

Joseph S. 

Samuel S. 
Varmint, Joseph G. 
Vaughan, Zenrrs 
Veazie, Abiezer 

Arthur . 

Frederick M. 
Vickerv, Charles 
Viles, William H. . 
^ inal, George 
Reuben . 

William A. . 
Virgin, Isaac G. 
Viquo. Levi . 

Vosc, Elisha . 
Lyman . 
Marcus A. 

Wadsworth, Francisc 
Wakefield, George W 
Walker. Albert R. 

A lex under . 


Charles F. 

Charles H. 


. 552 

. 5.5-j 

. 544 

. 590 

. 496 

. G5G 

. 5'JO 

, 556 

€3*1, 614 

. 661 

. 47 7 

Vicil i; 



Prison, Salisbury, Oct. '64. 
'Id, lioga Co., Perm. 


5-i 5 



Ellsworth Falls. 


Died at Maiden, Mass.. Aug. 14, '90. 

Died at Andersonville, dan. 15. '65. 

Died in Southern prison 
Died in prison, Danville,' N. C. Dec 4 
\ Hiabiaven. ' ec " 4 ' 

West Upton. Mass. 


6 Squires Court. Kast Cambridge. Mass 
Providence, R. j. 

Died at A; 

741 Broadway, So 
Boulder Creek, C 

ville, An Host< 

29, '14. 

. Mass 







■I) H. 

alker Charles "W. C< 

Charles W. 

Freeland C 

Ozro F. . 


Thomas S. 

William B. 

William D. 
all, Andrew 
allaee, Charles 

Given H. 

Oscar C. 
alton, Daniel O. 

George B. 
aid, Alpbeus H. 

George W. 

John C . 
arren, Alanson 1 




John F. 

John M. 

Lewis . 
ashburn, All 

Charles A. 
aters, James 
aterhouse, Eli S. 
atson, Edward E. 

John T. 
a tts, Alfred Y. . 
ebb, Albion 1'. . 

Chandler J. . 

Converse I.., Jr. 

John K. . 

Nathan B. . 

ebber, Charles II. 

Harris G. 

Jeremiah D. 


Thomas C. . 
ebster, Daniel . 

Elisha A. 

JUS! ill; . 

eeks, Daniel S. . 
Viler, William . 
t'lv'h, Benjamin A. 

Charles . 

Gilmnn . 


Isaiah . 

James B. 
ehh a, < feorgc E. 
Vllington, George 
(•lis, Esau . ' . 4t 


Marcellus . 
'ontworth. Charles A 

Charles M. . 

Edwin . 

KtlHliuTt. . 

George . 

George A. . 


Marcellus . 

Nathaniel . 

Orrin S. 
est, George W. . 

John W. 

Llewellyn J. 
e^tgate, Barney 
Vston, < Ieorge ' . 
e\ room h, Algernon 

Charles D. . 

CI 4 
I 14 

4 l J6 

\ i ■ 
, 598 

York Village. 
Killed in action. 
North Monmouth. 

1 ded in Andersonville, Sept. 4, '64. 
Killed at Sycamore Church, Sept. 3, '64. 

Died in Salisbury prison, Nov. 12, '64. 




Died of wounds received Oct. 27, '64. 

Die ! at Am ai olis, Md., March 17, '64. 

Died in the service, Nov. '64. 
Died at Augusta, Feb. 15, '62. 

Mt. Tons, Mass. 


Died in Southern prison, Jan. 5, '65. 




Died at Boulder, Col., April 9, '91. 


No. Chesterfield. 
Died in the service. 

\ >;,-■! of -■ ■ i:;'' 1 - received Aug. 25, 64. 
Killed at St. Mary's Church/ June 24, '64. 

San Jose-, Cal. 


Worcester, Mass. 

Box 945, Biddeford. 


S. Orrington. 

Died of wounds received Oct. 27, '64. 

Died in pi ison, Salisbury'. Sept ] 5, '64. 

East Union. 

Collinsville, Salano Co., Cal. 



Melrose Highlands, Mass. 
Weeks Mills. 

Im^i^t^^mA^ «, _ -. u . «„,.,_„» ^ ;^ ,.^^i6^^&^^ 


/■7A\57' MAINE BUGLE. 


. 5.5-1 
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. 504 





♦Veyniouth, Cha rlesW. 
George A. 
William H. . 
Whalen, Michael . 
Wharf, John F. 
Wheeler, Edwin 

Levi W. 
-Wnitcomb, Francis V. 
George D. 
Horace V. 
Otis W. 
Rip lev C. 
White, Austin B. . 
Freeman J. 
George W. 
Henry . 
Horace M, 
Robert IT. 
Whitehouse, Charles H. 
Whiteley, Richard E. 
Whitetuact, George W. 

Whiting, James C. 
Whitman, William 
TOtowft, Alfred H. . 
Whitney, Charles H 
Edmund W. 
Frank W. 
Franklin P. . 
George W. 
Henry C. . 

Thomas E. 
Vi arren L. , a-; 
Whittaker, Henrv T. . 
Whittemore, Henry A. 

Victor . 
"Whit ten, Charles . 
David H. 
Whit tier, David H. 
Wiggin, Nathan Ji, 
Wilbur, Kufiis A. 
Wilder, Elijah C. 

Thomas C. 
Wilkes, Edward 
Willa, Hiram S. 
Willey, Llewellyn L. 

r £ nomas K. 

William, John 

Williams, Gilbert . 


James T. 


Thomas M. 

Thomas P. 

Williamson, Henry 

Willis, Gancello ' . 

Henrv A. 

William . . 5 

WiU is ton, George, Jr. . 554 

Wilshier, \\ allaee W. 574, 5*2 

Wilson, Charles . . ;>;; 

Edward . . . 554 

Frank B. " . . 64)* 

Frederi< k A. . 5ct 

George E. . . :..:.; 

Horace . . . 551 

Joel . . . . ,i 

Wing,Gorham A. . . 5o4 

John <; . . . (.: : 

Preston B. . . -iiw 

Wingate, Rnfun il. . u5;i 






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' 048 






65! 5 






™flon the Dahlgren raid, March l, '61. 

IJit-dof wounds received Sej I 10 xi. 

324 Dovisaders Street, San Francisco, Cal 
Paw Paw, 111. 

Died at Frederick, Oct. 20, '< 
Fitchburg, Muss. 

Died in Soul hern prison. 

Died in the service, March 2S, '6*. 


Died at Washington, April 15, '62. 

16 Chapman Place, Boston, Mass. 

Died in. Southern prison, Nov 29 ! 04 


Died at Washington, Sent. 1 V." 


Ided in the service, Feb. 28, 'Co. 


Died at Andersonville, Sept. \o \,;\ 

Died, of wounds received April 6 \r, 


Died in the service. Julv 4. "64 



Killed at S;t. Mary's Church, June 24, '64. 
Salisbury Point, Mass 


V.illt< wn, St. Stephens, \ }\ 

Tempi ■ Mills. 


150 1 Ht4tli Street. Topeka, Kansas. 


\ '*"' Im' SutJ!" r', <,n v S ] '"~'" >AU Francisco, Cal, 

Hopkiiitnn, >l i .- 

(Med ■ -i wounds reeeived Aug.2S, \A. 


.„ .*.-», A. „/ * ,„,,,,.., * ~<. • t. ^ « {| 



Winslow, Albert ]*. 


.John W. 

William A. 
Winter, William A. 
Wissler, John 
William, Benjamin C. 

Charles E. 

Charles \V. 



William IT. . 
Withee. George W. 
W'ixon.'Atvell M, 

Wood, Benjamin S. 

Calvin B. 

Frank H. 

Frank M. 


James V. 


John T. 

Josiah L. 
Woodard, Israel It. D. 
Woodbury, Collins 
Woodman, Charles A. 

James M. 

Rupert TV. 

Seth E. . 

Seward P. 

William F. . 
Woods, Edward II. 

George W. 
W ood som , Jac( >b IT. 
Woodward, Oliver J. 

William H. . 
Wolfende, Joshua 
Worcester, Edward F. 
Worthing, Arnold F. 
V, >-.■..'•'■''"■. 4 icr^o I. 
' George B. 


Ezra R. 
Wyatt, George H. . 

Marcus P. 
Wynian, Charles W. 

Clarence L. . 

George W. 

John 33. 

John H. 

William IE . 
Yeaton, George B. 

Ward S. 
York, Charles 

Charles E. 


George \V. 

Rosalvo A. 
Young, Andrew J. 


ISenjamin F. 

Edward M. 

George M. 
Hanson W. . 


Josiali B. 

Seweli C. 
Stephen P. 
William A. . 
William II. 
Burleigh, Edwin C. 
■Johnson. Charles 



40G Died in Andersurn ille j)rison. 

500 3 Rundlett Court., Eowell. 

501 Hallowell. 



55 I 

538 Winthrop. 

618 Togus. 


500 Died on the way to Andersonvilh 

523- Died in Southern prison, Dec. 15 

505 Augusta. 

064 Died in the service. 

608 David City, Butler Co., Neb. 

506 Newt) eld. 


400 Died in Soutliern prison. 



00S Killed on Wilson's Raid, '64. 


650 Plymouth. 

617 Died or imprisonment, Nov. 17, V, 

554 Killed at Dimviddie, March 31, X. 

, ;-,<;<> * 

627 Died at York Comer, May 11, '00. 

478 Tekamah , Bu rt Co . , Neb . 


641 Died of wounds recieved May 11, 

510 Died in the service, Aug. IS, '64. 


523 Died at Washington, Jtilj 6, '64. 





580 Skowhegan. 


;,;;s Rockland. 


'Gi. ' 

The Forks. 

s, Henry (i 

Coding, Hi 

505 Killed on the Dahlgren Baid, Eel 

510 North Troy. 

47* Bangor. 

re; Died at Denver, Col., Jan. '88. 

470 Brewer. 

617 Care Ingalls Bros., Portland. 

4»i4. :>'A Middle;'Street, Portland. 

> s s > Died in the service, June 14. '63. 

ilO Detroit. 


">8l Camden. 

v.M) Fineolnville. 

178 is White Slrcet, Boston. 

"j!K) Died of wounds reeeiveil June 2. 



Belmont, Me. 

2S Central Street, Boston. 

L Newport,'- Yt. 

20, '64. 

1 1 _ . . .. - 



The surviving comrades of the grand old regiment gathered from 
near and far to attend the eighteenth annual reunion, which was held 
at the Revere House, Boston, .Sept. 17, 1889, the anniversary of 
the Battle of Antietam. Many of the comrades were accompanied 
by their wives*and children, and the vicinity of the Revere House, 
where Comrade Albion C. Drink water had established headquar- 
ters, presented a lively appearance by the presence of some four 
hundred sons and daughters of the Fine Tree State, distinguished 
by badges of cavalry yellow inscribed: ''Reunion 1 st Maine 
Cavalry."" Being the first reunion of the regiment ever held out- 
side the limits of Maine, and the Massachusetts Branch extending 
its hospitality in a magnificent manner, the attendance was un- 
usually large. Being delayed by fog, the steamer with the Maine 
delegation did not arrive until one o'clock in the afternoon, when, 
headed by the Mcgunticook brass band, the veterans marched to 
the Lancers' armory, arriving in time to attend the meeting. 

The Boston Globe gave the reunion a ki send off" in the following 
words : 

Of the many gallant regiments composing the great army of the Union in 
the late civil war. the First Maine Cavalry is distinguished by having partici" 
pated in the largest number of engagements with the enemy. In the midst 
of the loyal uprising in j.Vu. twelve hundred citizens of the Pine Tree State, 
men of nearly every age and position in life, were mustered into the service 
of the United States, and as the First Regiment of Cavalry, Maine Volun- 
teers, went to the front and took part in more than fourscore encounters 
with the enemy. Notwithstanding its many losses, vacancies in the ranks 
as they occurred were filled by the loyal State until the roll of the regiment 
was lengthened to nearly three times twelve hundred names. The regiment 
was organized in the fall of [Sdi. ana served until its muster-out of service 
Aug. 1 . 1865. 

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The business meeting was held in ihe afternoon in the lar^e drill 
hall oi the armory of the National Lancers, and was called to order 
at quarter past three o'clock by the President of the Association, 
Comrade Albion C. Drink water, who opened the exercises in n 
brief address, which was heartily applauded. After the rep ' 
the secretary and treasurer had been read and accepted, the follow- 
ing officers for the ensuing year were unanimously elected : 

Presidents Bvt. Maj. -Gen. Charles H. Smith; vice-president, 
Milton F. Picker; recording secretary, Charles A. F. Emery; 
corresponding secretary, Lieut. Orrin S. Haskell ; treasurer, Bvt. 
Brigv-Gen. Jonathan P. Cilley. 

Finance committee, Bvt. Prig. -Gen. Jonathan P. Cilley, Major 
Sidney W '. Thaxter, Gilbert N. Harris and M. F. Ricker. 

Amid great applause it was unanimously voted that the nexl 
reunion be held in Boston during the annual encampment of the 
(J rand Army of the Republic. 

Major Sidney W. Thaxter made a highly interesting report rela- 
tive to the regimental monument on the held of Gettysburg, to be 
dedicated the following October third, when General Smith will 
deliver the address. It was also voted to invite Lieut. Edward 
P. Tobie, of Pawtucket, R. L, the regimental historian, to prepare 
a poem for the occasion. 

The thanks of the Association were voted to the National Lancers 
for the use of their armory for the meeting. 

It was voted to furnish comrades with copies of the regimental 
history, without the illustrations, for $2 each. 


After the business meeting and previous to the banquet, an in- 
formal reception took place in the parlors of the Revere House, 
where the ladies and veterans, and their sons and daughters, were 
afforded an opportunity to greet their old loved commander, Gen. 
Charles II. Smith, commander of the regiment, and of the brigade 
to which the regiment was attached, for two years, now Colonel oi 
die Nineteenth Infantry, U. S. A. ; Major- General Benjamin F. 
Butler, Lieutenant-Governor John Q. A. Bracket*, His Honor 
Mayor Hart, ex-Governor J<^~^ D. Long, Gen. Samuel Dalton, 
ex-Mayor Martin, Past Department Commander Richard F. 
Tobin, G. A. R. ; Col. Harrison Hume and other distingnisl 
guests of the d iv." 

I - 




Just before seven o'clock, President Drinkwater, escorting Lieu- 
tenant-Governor Brackett, led the column into the banquet hall. 
So great was the attendance that several ladies and comrades were 
compelled to dine in another hall in the hotel. Tlie banquet hall was 
elaborately decorated by G. N. Beals. Over the presiding o 
chair was a banner, upon which was painted the arms of the State 
of Maine ; opposite was a banner of purple velvet, upon which, in 
letters of gold, was the inscription, "Reunion of First Maine 
Cavalry.*' Surrounding this were panels bearing lite names of 
the regiment's fallen braves. The walls were draped with the 
national colors, while glories of flags and festoons of red, white 
and blue bunting were artistically arranged about the room. Panels 
bearing" the names of the engagements in which the regiment took 
part formed the frieze. 

Covers were laid for five hundred persons, and the tables pre- 
sented a beautiful appearance. In front of President Drinkwater 
was a large floral mound of choice roses, while in careless elegance 
along the tables were scattered ferns, marigolds, salvias, heliotrope 
and m crane t, tea, pearl and tube roses. 


The menu card, furnished by John A. Lowell & Co., was a beauti- 
ful work of art, consisting of heavy panels of bristoi board, bound 
together with ribbon of cavalry yellow. The front bore a fine steel 
portrait of General Smith with his autograph. The second page 
was as follows, in two colors: 



A. C. Drinkwater, Pres'i. 
J. P. Cillev, Trcas. 

C A. F. Emery, Rec. Sec'y 
O. S. Haskell, Cor. Sec'y. 



Blue points on deep shell --roll call. 


Mock turtle, a l'Anglaise — winter quarti rs. 

Consomme, brunoise — camp pexobsc ot. 


Baked chicken halibut, a la bordelaise — quinine. 
Potato croquette— dove lis powders. Sliced tomatoes — castor oil. 

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Sirloin of beef, mushroom sauce -—midnight. 

Young turkey, cranberry sauce — FALSE ALARM. 
Potatoes — raid. String beans — drill. French peas — review. 


Chicken cutlets, an. petits pois — brandy station. 

Baked macaroni, a 3a parmesan — on lee's train. 

Queen fritters, au sabayon — farmville. 

the assembly. 

Roman punch — "saddle up lively, boys." 

breakfast call. 

Roast clucken grouse — hard tack. 

Currant jelly — baked beans. Dressed lettuce — fried poi k. 


Fruit ice pudding — advance guard. 

Charlotte Russe — over corduroy roads. Wine jelly — in rain. 

Frozen pudding — to little Washington. Ice cream — through woods. 

Assorted cake — scouting. 

Bananas — over good roads. Pears — fording streams. 

Apples — through mud. Nuts — on patrol. 

Raisins— for picket. Figs — on reconnoissance. 

Crackers and cheese — rear guard. 


Cof f e e — in bivouac. 

prepare to tight on foot. 


The third page was as follows: 


Ordered on the flag of the First Maine Cavalry, by General Order 
No. 10, dated "Headquarters Army of the Potomac, March 7. 
1865*' — a larger number than was allowed any other regiment in the 
Army of the Potomac (These do not include the more than three- 
score skirmishes and minor engagements in which the regiment or 
some portion of it took part and suffered loss.) 

Cedar Mountain 
Second Bull Run 
South Mountain 
An detain 

May 24. jSo: 

May 25, 1S62 

Aug;. 9, 1S62 

Aug. 29, 30. 1S62 

Sept. 14, 1862 

Sept. 17, 1862 

Dec. 12, 1S62 





Rappahannock Station 

Brandy Station ....... 






Sulphur Springs . . . 

Mine Run 

Fortifications of Richmond ..... 

Old Church 

Toad's Tavern ' . 

Ground Squirrel Church 

H awes' Shop 

Cold Harbor . . . . ' . 

Trevillian Station 

St. Mary's Church 

Deep Bottom 

Ream's Station 

Wyatt's Farm 

Boydton Road . 


Engagements after General Order No. 10 was issue 
Dinwiddie Court House . ... 

Fame's Cross Roads 

Deatonsville (charge on Lee's train) 

Sailor's Creek 

Briery Creek ......... 


Appomattox Court House . . 

The fourth page contained the following : 

June 9, 1865 
June 17. • 

June 19, ro65 

June 21, 1863 

July 2. 3. 1863 

July 16, ,S6 3 

March : . 1 

March 2, 1S64 

May 7,8, 1864 

Ma\- i r, 1SG4 

May 28, i86.j 

June 2, i - . 

June 11. 1864 
June ■<.;'/ 

Aug. id. 1864 

Aug. 23-25, [S64 

Sept. 29, ; 
Oct. 27. 

Dec. ic. [86-1 

Mar eh 31. 1865 

April 5 . ■ 

April 6, .' ■ 

April 6, - .7 
April 7. 
April ; 

April 9. 1865 


Of the First Maine Cavalry who were killed in action or died in the service : 

Col Calvin S. Douty. Killed at Aldie. June 17, 1S63. 

Lieut. -Col. Stephen Boothby. Died June 6, 1864. of wounds received at 
Beaver Dam Station, May 10, 1864. 

Chaplain George W. Bartlett. Killed at Coal Harbor, June 2, 1864. 

Lieut. Vincent Mountfort, Company A. Killed at Sycamore Church -i , , 
16. 1804. 

Lieut. Leander M. Comins, Company A. Died April 14, 1S65, of \v< in ' ; 
received at Dinwiddie Court House, March 31, 1865. 

Capt. George S. Kimball, Company C. Killed at Middleburg, Ju 

Capt. Addison P. Russell. Company C. Died of wounds received at 
lasher's Hill, Sept. 19. 1864. 



Lieut. James E. Stayner, Company D. Killed at Dinwiddie Court House, 
March 31 , 1865. 

Capt. Osco A. Ellis. Company E. Killed at St. Mary's Church, June 24, 

Capt. John A. Heald, Company E. Killed in the charge on General Lee's 
train, April 6, 1865. 

Lieut. Mark Neville, Company E. Killed at Middleburg, June 19, 1S63. 

Lieut. Winneld S. Collins, Company E. Killed at Boydton Plank Road, 
Oct. 27, 1S64. 

Capt. Walstein Phillips, Company F. Killed at St. Mary's Church, June 
24, 1864. 

Lieut. William Harris, Company F. Killed near the Chickahominy river, 
May 17, iS6p 

Capt. George J. Summat, Company H. Killed at Aldie, June 17, 1S63. 

Lieut. Charles K. Johnson, Company M. Died while on the way North 
from Southern prison. 

Lieut. Ephraim H.Taylor, Company M. Killed at Middleburg-, June 19, 


Lieut. William H. Bradman, Company M. Died of disease at City Point 

July 30, 1864. 


Colonel Drinkwater presided at the tables. At his right sat His 
Honor Lieut.-Gov. J. Q. A. Bracket!", Maj.-Gen. Benjamin L\ 
Butler, Bvt. Maj.-Gen. C. II. Smith, Hon. John D. Long, Rev. A. 
Ellsworth, Col. W. J. Gillispie, president Maine Veteran Associa- 
tion; Maj.. 33. F. Tucker; past department commander Richard F. 
Tobin of the G. A. R. ; Colonel Dyer, 9th Maine Regiment; Maj. 
Cranmore N. Wallace. At Ins left sat Mayor Hart, Brig:-Gen. 
Augustus P. Martin, Maj.-Gen. Samuel Dalron, Harry McGlenen, 
president Mexican Veterans; Brig.-Gen. Cilley, Capt.F. E. Orcutt, 

j collector of internal revenue; Hon. Harrison Hume, commander oi r 

Gettysburg Post 191, G. A. R. ; Maj. S. \V. Thaxter, S. C. Small. 
S. M. Harris. Among the other guests were Capt. Charles F. 
Thurston, Capt. Henry D. Andrews and Clerk Charles Waugh of 

1 the National Lancers, and at the many long tables sat the surviving 

comrades of the regiment and ladies, as follows : 

Field and Staff — Gen. C. H. Smith, colonel; Gen. J. P. Cilley, lieutenant- 

I colonel; Maj. B. F. Tucker and lady; Hospital Steward, A. T. Gatchell and 
lady; Sergt.-Maj. E. P. Tobie, wile and son; Sergt.-Maj. A. C. Dam and Mrs. 

i A. Robinson; Chaplain G. A. Puller. 

Band — S. T. Mugridge and lady, N. L. Owen. C. A. Tenney, T. J. Long 
and lady, L. S. Moore, Oliver Folsom, George M. Young. 

Company A — Geo. W. Gray and lady, C. A. North, II. C. Whitney, A. A. 
Melvin, Albert Ld-eeomb,. C. H. Stevens and lady, M. M. Branch, H. F. 

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Tilton, G. W, Barnes, P.J. Dresser. Sergt. A.N. Ricker. Lieut. J. C. Hill 

and son, C. ]•".. Jocks, Sergt. M. C. Chapman. Benj. F. Young, John En ei y 
William Young, J. M. Crane, Jr., C. R. Gould and lady, '1 . A. Davis, W. H. 
Severance and lady, J. S. Maxwell, Lieut. 0. S. Haskell, Frank Lewi,. \. 
Emery and lady, J. M. Mower, S. Grant, Madison M. Grant, G A. F. Em . . 

Company B — S. Shorey and lady, R. Sparrow, William Mel arland, G 
E. Weldon, George Stevens, George M. Smith, 1. Ik Harris an 11 ly, - : 
Webb, E. Leonard, G. Tower, A. Viezie, A. C. Shout. E. Burton. N. C. Gur- 
neyancl son, A. A. Garter, F. A. Oxton, A. F. Soule, C. H. Cobb, W. Bm Iford, 
G. Andrews, Capt. J. B. Loring. 

Company C — Capt. A. M. Benson and lady, E. Andrews. P. F. Shevlin, !. 
C. Brick. F. Leva and lady. Ceo. Cowee and lady, G. 11. Libbey, VV. V 
and lady, P. P. Freeman, Lieut. H. S. Libbey and two ladies, George }-]. M. 
Barrett, Lieut, j. K. Brooks, L. Patterson, A. IF Pray, Ik S. Wood/ 

Company D — W. Bryant, Thomas Anderson, G. X. Harris and lad;,. W. '■ . 
Moore and lad}', T. B. Pulsifer and lady, Capt. William Montgomery, lady 
and son, H. Simpson, W. R. Merrill and lady, C. H. Miller, S. P. Cr. 
lady, F. A. Pennington, J. K. Reynolds, Lieut. L. P. Merrill, Capt. W. S. 
Howe and lady, J. T. Williams and lady, W. L. Holmes, F. E. Towie, C. F. 
McCoy, and lad\-, J. IF Lawrence and wife, Lemuel Lurvey. Thomas C. (dray. 
Joseph Harriman, T. M. Breen, W. B. Grant, Lyman P. Leighton, S. Leach 
and lady, J. Richardson, W. A. Jordon, A. R. Devereaux, I. Richardso 

Company E — A. I). French and lad}-, Isaac Shields, C. \V. Lyons and 1 o 
ladies, L. Mensem and two ladies, Frank W. Green and lady. W. P. . 
W. H. Howard, W. N. McGrath, Lyman Vose, W. R. Lincoln and ' 
Capt. B. H. Putnam and two ladies, Baptiste Lesaulte, Sergt. L. ]>. Hill, M. 
P. Wyatt, C. W. Goddard. 

Company F -— C. F. Dam, George H. Chase, H. C. Soule, H. P. Ho y. 
L. Toothacher and lady. IF M. Thompson and lad] , A. C. Souther and lady. 
C. O. Stone and lady. R. M. Daniels and lady, C. IF Goodwin, C. W. Sell- 
ings and lady, M. Wentwprth, O. W. Cole and lad>-. W. F. Dudley, I. A. 

Company G — H. W. Furbush, Lieut. C. B. Benson. R. S. Bradbury and 
lady, Henry Little, C. W. Jordan and lady, G. L. Duston and lady, VV. 
Maloon, lady and son, Capt. I. G. Virgin, A. Smith and son. Homer Child. 
L. C. Coburn, N. S. Emery and lady, J. H. Coffin and lady. V. IF Foss 
lady, I). W. Gage and lady. F. IF Tobie and two ladies, Lieut. H. F. Blan- 
chard, John IF Drake, C. L. Marston. 

Company H — Capt. IF C. Hall, George E. Goodwin, L. Goodwin. A. F. 
Bickford, J. H. Wyman Charles Smith. Dennis Murphy, Lewis An 
John I Fat. D. H. Whittier, J. IF J. West and lady, S. V. Smith and lady, M. 
f. Allen, Henry Varney, F. Judkins, P. H. Butler and lady. Leonard T. Stone. 
A. F. Hilton, George Smith and lady, Lieut. W. F. Stone. 

Company I— B. P. Doc and fid}-. S. M. Knights. C. H. Robbins and I 
ML R. Cowan, lady and son, P. P. Lowell, G. E. Perkins and lady, Y\\ A. 
Vinak D. J. Meade and lady, George H. Otis, J. M. Kenny. C. W. Weyi 
J. B. Marsh, C. E. Mouiton and lady. I). W. Davis, Geo. P. Beal and lady, J 

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After Rev. A. Ellsworth had invoked the Divine blessing, over 
two hours were devoted to the enjoyment of the epicure?;! feast, 
and it was nor until 9 P. M. that the feast of reason and flow of soul 

In opening the Post Prandial exercises, President Drinkwater 
spoke as follows : 


"It is my pleasing duty to welcome so many of you here this even- 
ing, this our eighteenth annual reunion, and to return the thanks we 
feel for the honor paid us by the presence of so many official and 
distinguished friends. The large number assembled here to-day 
shows that we have made no mistake in coming outside of Maine to 
hold our reunion, and to-night in this city of Boston, the most 
hospitable of cities, we have met together, and many a comrade has 
to-day, for the first time since starting for the South in '61, or at the 
muster-out of the regiment in the fall of '65, to compare experiences 
of the past twenty-five years, and the recollections of the stories and 
glories of tins old First Maine Cavalry Regiment. It is my first 
pleasing duty to introduce to you the gallant representative of this 
dear old Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Lieutenant-Governor 

Mr. Brackett was received with a storm of applause. He said.: 

Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen — With the invitation to he 

present here this evening as the representative of the Commonwealth of 

Massachusetts, I. am very happy to bring you its cordial greetings, and to 

acknowledge the compliment you pay it in securing" its capital city as the 


R. Curtis and Lady, R. Murray, Capt. L. H. Daggett, L. F. Davis, lady and 

Company K — T. J. Sanford and two ladies, Charles Bur-ess and lady, H. 
A. Mersey, M. Looney, A. W. Hanson and lady. G. S. Goodhue, J. K. John- 
son and lady, C. L. Grant, Charles Banks, W. Id. Woodman, E. C. Teague, 
Yd. M. Loud. Lieut. G. F. Jewett and lady, George Prince, B. H. Emery and 
hdv. E. K. Chapman, J. S. Blake and lade, M. Preble. George P. Tucker. 

Company L — A. L. Ordway and lady, A. A. Fish and lady, B. W. Pratt, 
Dr. E. S. Johnson and two Indies, N. Snell, S. S. Avery, M. F. Richer and 
lady, H. B. Colesworthy and lady, G. C. Emery and two ladies, X. A. Hawes 
and lady, E. C. Fuller, E. T. Pangs, David Hendell, A. R. Kingsbtfry, H. 
Coding, A. D. Brown. 

Company M — Geo. A. Ordway and lady, William Hamilton, Geo. Phillips 
and lady, William Morang, A. M. Warren, G A. Savage, C. E. Sturgis and 
two ladies, J. F, Lord and }''<}]■, J. P. Thompson, George B. Day and lady, E. 
H; Otis and lady, O. Keliey and lady, George Doughty. Lieut. Edward 
Jordan, J. M. Warren, G. A. Davis. Jc^e Barber, Ed. Sylvester. 

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place for this your annua! gathering. Prizing as Massachusetts do< I 
memory of her own soldiers, ready as she ever is through the voices of 
officials and otherwise to manifest her devotion to it, she is equally as ready 
| at all times to greet veterans of other States who have, side by side with her 

own gallant sons, fought for the furtherance of the cause of liberty in this, 
our blessed country. (Applause.) 

Lieutenant-Governor Brackett's brief address was a response to 
the first toast of the evening, "The Commonwealth of Massachu- 
setts." The next speaker was 


who as he arose received a most enthusiastic greeting, the veterans 
\ cheering vigorously, lie said : 

Mr. Chairman, Fellow-Soldiers, Comrades, Ladies axd Gentle- 
men— My first and pleasant duty is to thank you for your kindness. That 
all the Massachusetts militia were not volunteers in the war. I claim no merit 
for myself ss one of them in going lothe war. From the vear 1840, when. I 
shouldered my musket in the Massachusetts militia, I had been preparing- to 
be, so far as 1 might be, a soldier. 1 had held every militia office up to that 
of brigadier-general, when the order came from Washington that I was to go 
as a member of the Massachusetts militia. I discussed that matter tie 
night with Mrs. Butler. She was very strongly opposed to my going to the 
war: but I had to say to my dear wife that there was but one way by which 
I could escape going to this war. and that was to throw myself before a 
road train and lose one or both of my legs. 1 went under the orders of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. That is all the merit there is for the firs; 
militia soldiers. Good men and true, they obeyed the call of their State. 

But what shall I say of another body of men? The men I see before me. 
who were unorganized, upon whom the country had no right to call. What 
made them go? What sent you, my comrades? To the officers I may say 
nothing. There was promotion, there was a thousand things: there was glory, 
fame — not in the true sense of fame to the common soldier, which is to have 
his name misspelt in a telegraphic despatch. (Loud laughter.) And yet you 
left home, wives and children, fathers and mothers, at the call of your coun- 
try, and assured the world that the people of this country not only could 
govern themselves, but they could govern themselves against the armies of 
the world whenever it was necessary. (Tremendous applause.) 

(Mere General Butler referred to Pension Commissioner Tanner, and said :) 
Tanner was eager and anxious to do his duty. He worked diligently with 
that end in view, although he had no legs to stand on to do it. For what was 
he turned out of office? At the call of the mugwump press. (To the re] >rt- 
ers, '• Put that down, sure" — tremendous applause.) Mis desire was simpl) 
aid bis comrades and their wives and children, and that as fast as he could. 
as they are now dying off and would not want it much longer. Pensions 
which have belonged to them have been kept back by the trickery ol 
officials. The cry was made against him : " Why. he is robbing the treasury." 




Good God! Tin: re never would have been any money in the treasury if it 
had not been for us soldiers. (Prolonged applause and laughter, amid cries 
of "That is so.") But if they want to see if we will bear this any longer lei 
them try it. That is how they treat a private. Now, let me say a Word about 
die officer. There has not been a volunteer officer retired on half pay. Nol 
one. I know whereof I affirm. A lieutenant, captain, major, colonel of the 
regular army has been retired because they would give him 'more pay than 
lie .could earn anywhere else. Nothing else has been done. 

Now, comrades, let us demonstrate that we are good soldiers and good 
citizens as well. The government must and shall understand that we shall 
have what we seek, which is simply honest justice to ourselves, our wives and 
our children ; and, God helping us, we will have that, because our votes can 
settle that question when we vote together. 

Let us stand together in this matter. I do not mean to comment upon the 
President harshly, for he was placed in a position where he could not do as 
he pleased, but in his kind-heartedness he said to Tanner, " I will give you 
any oilier office you desire." What a condition we have come to in this 
country when an old one-legged soldier is turned out of office for nothing. 
This course could not be effectually resisted by the President, but, my dear 
comrades, it can be resisted by bis comrades who will stand by him. Ire 
member only a few weeks ago, Corporal Tanner was at a banquet in this city, 
given largely by soldiers, and he arose and made a speech. A speech of self- 
glorification ? No. A speech with no practical sense in it ? No. lie said: 
1 am a Brooklyn man, and I don't know as I ought to interfere with your 
matters here in Massachusetts, but a member of the Grand Army has died, 
(giving his name) and left a wife in need, and 1 propose to start a subscription 
for her relief. We all seconded the motion, and he carried to that widow the 
means of taking" care of her for many months. When a man carries with 
him that good feeling, when an honest man, for no man has said that he 
was not honest, he ought to have the support of every fair-minded citizen. 

Where are we going to find a man who has the courage to stand up for the 
rights of the pensioner ? i fear. I savin closing, that the services of the 
volunteer for his giving up everything for his country and laying down his 
life, if necessary, for her sake, has not been paid for, and we only ask that 
this country follow the example of older nations who have grown rich, which 
is to give a pension to every soldier and. the widow of every deceased soldier, 
and not let the trickeries of rascals prevent their getting it. (Applause.) Is 
there any better use we can put our money to than by placing it in the hands 
of the soldiers ? (Cries of " No.") 

Cheers long and heart v greeted Gen. C. H. Smith as he arose to 
answer the call for 


He spoke us follows: U I was not informed as to what time I was 
to speak to-night, until four o'clock this afternoon. Since that time 
I have been devoting mv whole attention to the ladies." General 

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Smith spoke at considerable length, reviewing old battle-field and 
camp recollections, much to the delight of his hearers. 

Brig.-Gen. Augustus P. Martin, ex-mayor, always a favorite with 
the 6 1 el soldiers, spoke in a pleasant vein for the citv of Bost< 
* k The State of Maine" received a happy response from Maj. S. W. 

The historian of the regiment, Lieut. Edward P. Tobie, of Paw- 
tucket, then read the following original poem, written for the 
occasion : 

A First Maine Cavalryman's Dream. 

I had a dream, a vision fair to see — 

.Methought 1 was in Boston, strolling by 
The Old South Church, when voices seemed to me 

To come from out the church. I ventured nigh, 
And in thai little yard, instead of men, 

I saw our Grand Old Flag, with every star 
In place, and bearing even more than when, 

In years long- gone, we followed ii in v. ar: 
And Patriotism, shining all the while 

More bright titan evening star or moraine; sun; 
And Brother Jonathan, with pleasant smile 

As broad as is tins continent. "Well done! 1 ' 
Thought I : •• I've got in goodly company; 

I'm going- to find out what this means, unless 
I'm driven away. 1 ' The trio seemed to be 

In free anil easy chat, though earnestness 
Pervaded word and look. The first I heard 

Was as the Stars and Stripes waved three times three, 
And then, as clear as morning song of bird. 

In sweet and joyous tones there came to me: 
" I understand that in this good old town 

A regiment of cavalry from Maine 
Will hold reunion soon, and I've come down 

To tloat above the boys in give refrain." 
Then Patriotism spoke. "Whom do you mean. 

That noble band, the Old First Maine?" "The same." 
Waved out the Flag, "and braver men. I ween, 

Ne'er fought for me." "Aha! but they were game," 
Said Jonathan; "no better sons 1 knew." 

Then Patriotism added with a vim, 
■■ In my name ne'er were nobler deeds, 'tis trtie. 

■a men c 

id. T 

ilea up to tne 

he b 

The measure of devotion. It is well 

That these brave men should in reunion meet, 
And grasp each other's hands, and once more tell 

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Trie old, old stories they love to repeat, 
The memories grand of those old days revive. 

firing once again to mind the comrades true 
Who gave their lives, my spirit keep alive 

Throughout the land; and tench their children, too. 
The lessons of the war and what it cost 

To save this nation — how at duty's call 
Their fathers sprang to arms and counted lost 

No sacrifice for country's sake. This all 
Is well, ana I am always pleased to hear 

When veterans for reunion leave a day, 
And when they gather 1 am always near. 

For I enjoy it just as much, as they: 
Oh. I sled! be there with the boys from Maine, 

And thrill their hearts anew." Old ("lory then 
Waved times three, end then I heard, as plain 

As note of bugle, that sweet voice again, 
'•And I'll be dene, and o'er them float with pride.' 1 

Then Jonathan, with his broad smile, upspoke, 
'•And you can bet that IT be by your side. 

And o'er my boys I'll watch.." Then I awoke. 

Genial Harry M'Glenen, President of the Massachusetts Associa- 
tion of Veterans of the Mexican War, spoke for the heroes of Buena 
Vista, Cerro Gordo and. Monterey. 

Comrade P. F. Shevlin roused the veterans to great enthusiasm 
as he read with dramatic effect the 


[Reg't loss — Killed. 10: wounded, 23; prisoners, 6.] 

Middleburg. June 19. 1803. 
When I recall the charge as I saw it — Kimball, followed by his comp 
of sorrels, compact and steady, and all moving like an arrow's flight, s\ 
and unerringly into the "jaws of death" — I fail to see in what respect of 
heroism it is inferior even to the immortal •'Charge of the Light Brigade."' 

Gr.x. C. II. Smith. 

Aldii-:, June 17, 1S63. 
I looked buck in despair; there I saw old Colonel Douty with the First 
Maine. I said: ■' Men of Maine, you saved the day at Brandy Station, s a\ e 
it again at Aldie: " and noon the run you went, and I had the honor to ride 
side by side with you? gallant old Colonel Douty. and. sad to say. saw him go 
down in a soldier's death upon that bloody held. 


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!'::a\dv Station, July 9, 1S63. 
I saw the First Maine moving down at a trot in double column, the battl • 
flag in front, and as I rode down I said to them, "Men of Main* . you must 
save the day." And 1 .say here to-night, bt-forc all this goodl) company, to 
the First Maine Cavalry 1 owe the silver star 1 won that day upon the field 
of battle. 

Gen. Kim at rick. 

The fields of Brand}- Station and Aldie had but passed away, 
And the gallant First Maine Cavalry lay in bivouac at bay, 
Kilpatrick had commanded the enemy to be felt out; 
As Gregg - he passed the order, up went a loyal shout. 
''Saddles and boots/ 1 the bugles blew, and tightened was each girt: 
" Prepare to mount," and ''mount" they did, sure of deadly work; 
Carbines were unslung and sabres drawn, and revolvers close at hand ; 
Void of fear with lusty cheer each trooper took his stand. 

The boys of Companies E and H moved to left and front, 

And charged across the open field to bear the battle's brunt; 

The balance of the regiment obliqued to front and right : 

And Kimball with his sorrels held the old Winchester pike: 

The shriek of shell, Confederate yell, crash of grape and sehrapnel. 

The sharp crack of the carbines and the musketry roiled, 

As down the road the rebel horde rode furiously and bold. 

" Forward, charge!" brave Kimball cried, and away goes Company C, 

Each man resolved to stain his blade on the Southern chivalry. 

With Union cheer, in wild career, swift as an arrow's flight, 

The sabres bare revolved in air " Thrust," " Parry," "Cut and Point : " 

And in the fray with "moulinet," It was a fearful sight: 

Fresh numbers of the icemen came hot riding down the pike, 

But the little sorrel horse company stood like a Holland dike. 

The clash of steel made warriors feel a frenzy of mad joy: 

Revolvers bark at death's shining mark as if it were a toy; 

The gallant Kimball has gone down all in the foeman's midst: 

Brooks is struck: Higgins, Johnson, Twing, are on the bloody list; 

And Neal, he meets a hero's death by fearless Kimball's side: 

Young, Worthing, Swift have gory wounds that they may show with pride. 

Toast the brave who live, as we sigh for those who fell. 
For each and every comrade bore his gallant part full well. 
*The black horses, the roans, the grays, also the bays and white. 
Under our brave Commander Smith, all aided in the fight: 
For horse arid man did all they could 10 win the victory, 
And bring success unto our arms and help out Company C. 

The different companies of the regiment had horses of a distinct color. 

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[Ion. Harrison Hume, commander of Gettysburg Posl 191, 

<i. A. R M and a veteran of the i\l\) Maine Infantry, after a pleasant 
I reference to General Smith's entrance to the army, followed by a 

graphic description of a gallant charge of the Maine Cavalry, and 
j a patriotic and glowing tribute to the Union soldier, closed his ad- 
I- dress with the following 


It was not, as has been said here to-night that the object of the 
soldier's volunteering to go to the war was that he expected on his 
return to be pensioned. 1 stand here to refute that assertion. When 
you went to defend your country's rights von were prompted only 
by patriotic feelings, and nothing else. We pity Corporal Tanner, 
who was not equal to the position he held. We blame him lor say- 
ing as much as he has said, and we have nothing but sympathy for 


The closing address was by Brevet Brig. -Gen. 1. P. Cilley, who 
-■poke as follows : 

Napoleon, or some equally eminent authority in military art, has said that 
;tn army moves on its belly; that the celerity. of movement and the distance 
of any advance is determined by the power to teed the men. I have no doubt 
that the march made by our regiment till midnight April 7th, 1865, and all 
the next day and until one o'clock the morning of April o, 1S65, was rendered 
possible by the magnificent repast at Farinville, where our horses had a < 1 1 ic< 
between doughnuts and biscuits. I also have no doubt that the magnificent 
advance we made Oct. 12th. 1S63. and the more brilliant anteadvance we 
made later that same day, when our horses, during the hours of daylight and 
darkness, covered over one hundred miles of distance, was dueentirely to our 
hope of getting something to eat when we reached camp, f have no doubt 
that this hope of a satisfying repast kept Major Thaxter's spirits in their 
usual form of good nature and habitual politeness when his courteous inquiry, 
made as he stood alone in a strange camp, was responded to with the rather 
uncivil words, "The Twelfth Virginia, you damn fool.'" and caused him to 
reply in an unruffled manner. " 1 thank you." 1 am also convinced ihnt the 
fragrance of magnificent banquet, whose fragments and remains lie scattered 
' ; fore me as effectually as the rebel cavalry was broken and scattered in the 
'uorning of the Dinwiddie fight, — 1 say 1 have no doubt the fragrance of thi 
banquet has caused the vast multitude of our old regiment to advance all the 
u -'.y from Kittery to Passamaquoddy, from Pemaquid to Madawaska, with an 
alacrity unequalled in any raid of rebellion days. It lias been a matter of 
rcxioiis inquiry among our comrades, what kind of diet Massachusetts fur- 
nished to the members of our regiment who have moved to that State to en- 
able them to attain the magnificent proportions possessed by our President, 




Colonel Drinkwater. and our comrades. Albert Kdgecomb and Geo 
Ordway ; and I realize from my present condition that we have 
substantial facts, for, personally, 1 ice! about as big round as Edge< omb v.;- 
his three hundred and fifty pounds avoirdupois. 

We come at the call of the old Mother State with a love as war i 
welcome is hearty and abundant, in spire of the fact that we h. ■ at 
acted in such mariner as to provoke the old State and committed such 1. 
ish acts tbat her maternal instincts were to deservedly spank her -disrespectful 
daughter, forgetting as parents do forget, that the daughter has as sum 
matronly proportions, that, when you get at the bottom facts, she o< i 
when she is fairly sealed, three times as many square miles as the 
State does when in similar position. 

I wish J had fitting words to express my appreciation of the banq ■ 
the welcome of Massachusetts. All I can say is that the old State has spread 
her arm and opens wide her bosom, e\en beautiful Boston, whose m 
breasts bear heavenward, from Breed Hill and Beacon lookout. th< si 
Bunker Hill and the golden dome of the State House — the onefurnishii .: t!u; 
spiritual nourishment of patriotism, firm and exalted, and the othei tin 
charity of good laws and shining example. Now, dear old Mother 
wish you to look at your daughter whose sons you now hold to your I 
All her innumerable lines of sea-washed shore, all her enchanted isian 
pleasing headlands, all her pine-covered hills and mountains, all hei 
ing lakes, give fragrance and vigor to those who come within their influences, 
while her moral attributes stand winter clear as high as Katahdin's si i : 
.Let me give a few facts. Turn to Fox's book of Regimental Losses in the 
War of the Rebellion; the acknowledged authority on -the subject. 

There were two thousand and forty-seven regiments in the Union army. ' 
these, three hundred, whose losses exceeded one hundred and thirtv kills I ■ 

mortally wounded, are designated 

three hundred righting re giro ■; 

the ratio of three hundred to two thousand and forty-seven is a little less than 
fifteen per cent. Maine sent into the service counting the First, Tenth and 
Twenty-ninth., a regiment reorganized twice, as three regiments; counti 
the nine months regiments and counting the batteries of light artiilen \vn! 
the coast guards and scattered companies as one regiment, thirty-live regi- 
ments. Of these by their losses- the Third, Fourth, Sixth. Seventh. Eig! ■ 
Ninth, Sixteenth. Seventeenth, Nineteenth, Twentieth, Thirty-first. First 
Maine Heavy Artillery, and the First Maine Cavalry, belong by their Iosm 
in the number of the three hundred fighting regiments, making thirtee. 
thirty-five or over thirty-seven percent. Look again. The First Maim 13 
Artillery lost more men killed or mortally wounded than any other i . 
in the whole two thousand and forty-seven. The First Maine < n dry 
more officers arid more men killed or mortally wounded than an] ■ 
cavalry regiment- in the entire service. In tins loss of our regimenl tl 
was no waste or resrretable orders as is sometimes urged against the 

Maine Heavy, tor our skirmishes and engagements numbei 

one hundred an 

seven. Our hard-fought battles number twenty-nine by General < ] 
io, 1S65, Army of the Potomac. Teds order deserves your special a! 
for a moment. It. is the only order determining the number of battles auth 

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i/.ed to be borne on the standards of each regiment in the Army of the Poto 
mac, and no other armv or corps fouerht so many battles. It contains the 
names oi two hundred and sixty-three regiments, and the following the sum- 
mary account: seven regiments bear the name of one battle: two regiments, 
two battles ; one regiment, three battles; five regiments, four battles; eight 
regiments, five battles; six regiments, six battles; thirteen regiments, seven 
battles; sixteen regiments, eight battles: twelve regiments, nine battles: 
fourteen regiments, ten battles; fourteen regiments, eleven battles; ten regi- 
ments, twelve battles; thirteen regimen's, thirteen battles: fifteen regiments, 
fourteen battles; twenty-four regiments, fifteen battles; sixteen regiments, 
sixteen battles; sixteen regiments, seventeen battles; eleven regiments, 
eighteen battles ; seven regiments, nineteen battles ; seven regiments, tv. < 
battles; thirteen regiments, twenty-one battles ; eight regiments, twenty-two 
battles; fourteen regiments, twenty-three battles; six regiments, twenty-four 
battles; two regiments, twenty-five battles; two regiments, twenty-six 
battles, Nov.- sec by what an enormous lead the First Maine Cavalry 
reaches the goal, No regiment bears twenty-seven battles. No regiment 
bears twenty-eight battles, but the First Maine bears twenty-nine, three ahead 
of all the rest. 

Well may your daughter boast her sons. 

Rome strewed the streets with garlands when 
g ° 

Her legions came with captive bands. 
Those were the days of mighty men : 

But those, the cays of wasted lands. 
Behold my warriors come ! No sound 
| Of wailing breaks martial strain, 

No blood of slaves is on the crowned. 

These are rev sons-— the sons of Maine! 

I ., 

These are my sons ! No mystic sage 

Hath reverence like those who rend 
The prophecy on war's dark page. 

And bade the land be comforted. 
For some with council, some with sword. 

Went down, the awful cup to drain, 
And knew the fiat of the Ford. 

These are mv sons — the sons of Maine ! 

During the evening choice vocal selections were rendered by the 
famous Mendelssohn Male Quartet, composed as follows: F. \\ . 
Knowles, first tenor; C. |. Buff urn, second tenor; Joseph L. 
White, baritone, and J. K. Berry, basso. 

At half past eleven o'clock, after thanking the veterans for their 
kind support during his term of office, and expressing" his gratifica- 
tion at the unqualified success of the reunion, President Drinkwater 
announced that at halfpasl eight o'clock next morning the comrades 

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and ladies would assemble at the armory of the N'ationa] Lancers, 
and, accompanied by the Megunticook brass band, would march to 
the wharf and go aboard the steamer for a harbor excursion, view- 
ing the different: points of interest and lunching at Deer Island. 

The Boston Globe said: "The committee of arrangement? i> 
deserving of especial commendation for the able manner in which 
every detail was carried out, making the reunion one of th m ; 
brilliant military events of the season, and adding additional 
to the histon of the First Maine Cavalry." 


The following letters of regret were received : 

Portland, Me., Sept. 16. /boo. 
Dear Gen. Cilley: 

I fully intended to be with you to-morrow at tin: reunion, but circumstances 
over which I ' -find I have no control have ordered it otherwise. I regret this 
very much, as 1 have no doubt it will be one of the most brilliant gatherings 
the gallant old First Maine have ever had since the organization was per- 

/ 1 shall be with you in mind and heart if not in person. I shall imagine all 
the — "How are you! K Co. — C Co.— F Co. etc. etc.," the familiar old 
hand-shake and grasping of each other, the sparkling eye, the joyous look- 
Then the old battles that will be fought over again from the beginning to the 
end of the struggle, the marches, the camp-fires, the picket lines, the recon- 
nolssance, the foraging. All will be gone over again to-morrow, and I not 
there to participate; such is my luck: my misfortune:-- It cannot he helped, 

Will you give my warmest regards to all the comrades that may inquire 
for me and to all that do not ask for me. Tell them I am with them in spirit 
and shall hope to meet them all another year, if we are living, and believe m . 

Yours truiy. 

Chas. W. F< •! m 

P. S. General. J herewith hand you my check for twenty dollars to square- 
up what may be due from me, and if any balance, let it go into the treasury, 
or wherever you in your good judgment may place it for tin: association. 


East Saginaw, Mich.. Sept. 4, nSS 
Secretary Fi-ust Maine Cavalry Association: 

Dear Sir and Comrade: — Your invitation to be present at the reunion 
of the First Maine Cavalry Association at the Revere Mouse, September. 
fSSo. is received, and I can assure you that nothing would give me greater 
pleasure, but business engagements will not permit. At a reunion of the 
members of the First Maine Cavalry present at the National Encampment a1 



Milwaukee, August 29th, 1889. I was instructed to send to the First Maine 
Cavalry Association a cordial and heart-felt fraternal greeting", and to assure 
you that, though separatee! from you by more than one thousand miles of 
territory, we have not forgotten the members of tire old regiment, nor failed 
at all suitable times to keep the memory of its heroic deeds before the people . 
We are proud of the old regiment and of its glorious record, and when asked 
the question, "To what regiment did yon belong?" we arc very proud to be 
able to respond, " The First Maine Cavalry." We hope and expect that your 
reunion will be the most pleasant and profitable of your experience, and only 
ask thai you spare a moment from your feast of good things to give a 
thought to the absent ones, and that you send us a full report ot the pro- 
ceedings at the earliest possible moment. We send you the greeting of old 
comrades in arms; those who have shared with you in all the pains and 
pleasures of the march, the camp and the battle-field. 

The following members of the First Maine Cavalry were present at the 
National Encampment at Milwaukee: 

VV. S. Sylvester, Co. F, Leavenworth, Kan.; C. E. Carter, Co. C, Joliet, 
Ml.; Riley L. Jones, Co. G, East Saginaw, Mich.; G. L. Mills, Co. E, Sabula, 
Iowa; A. J. Burbank. Co. G, Chicago, III.; Cyrus T. Reed, Co. G, Mil- 
waukee, Wis.; A. II. Higgins, Co. M, Minneapolis. Minn.; L. G. Estes, 
Co. A, Washington, D. C. ; A. Melvin Cole, Co. E, St. Louis. Mo.; W. D. 
Cowan, Co. D, Ludington, Mich. ; jas. W. Harriman, Co. E, Neceda. Wis. ; 
C. B. Clarkson, Co. L, Neen-ah, Wis.; Redmond O'Connell, Co. H, Mil- 
waukee, Wis. ; W. H. Luce, Co. A, Rice Lake, Wis. 

Yours fraternally, 

Riley L. Jones, Chair-man. 

Bangor. Me., Sept. 16, 1SS9. 
Dear Colonel : 

Until within a few daws I expected to attend the reunion of our regiment. 

in Boston, but very pressing business engagements at that time will not 

permit. 1 wanted to go for many reasons, and one, by no means the least, 

because 1 know our Massachusetts comrades will give the regiment as true 

and warm-hearted a welcome as it has ever had. I will be with you in mind, 

and may the occasion, as I know it will, be all that comrades wish. 

Very truly, 

Daniel F. Davis. 

New York. Sept. 14, 1SS9. 
Gen. J. V. ClLLEY, Revere Mouse, Boston: 

Dear Sn: : Please let the boys of. B Company know that my best wishes 
ace with them when gathered together at the banquet, and if they had not 
charged on Old Time quite so soon I should have had the happiness to 
meet them. Have just arrived from Japan so cannot leave the ship for a 
U ■■■■ days. Shall hope to see you in Rockland. 

Yours respectfully 

M. B. Cook. 




Lewiston, Sept. 15, 

To the Comrades of thk First Main)-. Cavalky Association: 

Gentlemen: Having seen the call [or the meeting of your \ 
at the Revere Mouse, in Boston, I thought it would be interesting to yo 1 * 
hear something of one of your old comrades whom you will all rei 
but who will nevei meet with you again. About two years ago. Comrad 
George W. Hussey was stricken whir paralysis. After a little \ 
recovered so as to be about, but his health began to fail, and gradually i 
mind was beginning to be clouded so that it was not safe to trust him 
for any length of time. 

About si\ months ago, he had another shock which prostrated ! 
time, but he has recovered a little from that so that he can walk a littl ■'■ 
help. His mind is gone, and his vocal organs are so far paralyzed I 
cam speak but a few simple words with difficulty. Occasionally a little 1 
seems to break through the darkness, and for a short time he will be abl : to 
recognize his friends, and to be able to understand what is said to hii 
lasts for only a little while; About four weeks ago. I went over to Vas : 
(where he is stopping) to see him, and during the time that I was there, lie 
came to himself for a little while so that he knew me, and I said," G 
your regiment is to have their reunion in Boston soon, and I will wri 
tell them about your case, for they will want to hear from you." He coul ' 1 t 
speak but his eyes filled with tears ; he loved his old comrades, and tl y 
very near to his heart. Comrade Hussy is cared for especially by a n 
his who is a most excellent woman, and who devotes all her time to 

The enclosed photograph you will readily recognize. 
sister that I might send it to you. 

Very truly yours in F. C. & L., 

1 obtain :d it of 1 

(Late of First Maine Heavy Artillery and 
G. A. R., Department of Maine.) 

J. P. Johnson. 
nber of Custer 1 


Washing ion. Sept. 
A. C., President First. Maine Cavalry Association: 

Dear Sir: Yours of the 30th ult. inviting me to be present a 
Eighteenth Annual Reunion of the First Maine Cavalry, is receive 
which I thank you. regretting that I cannot avail myself of the opp 
to meet my old and cherished comrades of that gallant organization. 

Will you please present to one and all of the survivors of the First Mai 
who may be present at your reunion, my kindest re; rds and wis! 1 for their 
welfare. May their camping grounds be among the green pastures and by 
the still waters and beneath green pines in peace and plenty, until the Great 
Commander shall call them to muster on the eternal shores. 

Yours truly. 

J. Irwin Gk 

The following characteristic telegraphic despatch was also re- 
ceived : 




Dr.xxv .vu lk, Me. 
To Rev. J. P. Cilley, First Maine Cavalry Association Banquet, Re\ n 

House, Boston : 

Profoundest regrets ; a new baby kept me from meeting with you. Will 
see you all. at Gettysburg if every woman in town has twins. 

Dr. Sheahax, 
Late a reduced Corporal Co. A . 

Letters of regret at not being able to attend were also received 
from Hon. William P. Frye, U. S. Senator; Thomas B. Read. 
M. C; Charles A. Boutelle, M. C. ; IT. C. Lodge, M. C. from 
Massachusetts; His Excellency the Governor; John F. Andrew, 
by John E. Chapman; James G. Blaine, Secretary of State ; S. 
Dal ton, Adjutant-General, State of Massachusetts; Homer Rogers,. 
Chairman Board of Aldermen, Boston; John Corse, Postmaster of 
Boston; Gen. Horatio A. Alger, Commander-in-chief, Grand 
Army of the Republic: W. E. Barrett, Boston Advertiser; 
Charles IT. Taylor, Boston Glob,; Alfred C. Munroe, Assistant 
Adjutant-General, Department of Massachusetts, Grand Army of 
the Republic; j. E. Carpenter, and Corpora] James Tanner. 


The programme for the second day was a harbor excursion, and 
the comrades were ordered to report at the Lancers' armory at half 
past eight o'clock in the morning, but the fatigue incident to Tues- 
day's travel and the banquet was not conducive to early rising. 
Late ''taps 1 ' necessitated a late "reveille," and it was not until 
quarter past ten that the veterans marched from the armory in the 
following order : 
Pioneer Corps, consisting of Comrades G. A. Ordway, Gen. Black Hawk 

Putnam and Capt. L. Monson, all rail as the pines of their native State. 

and the weight as ascertained by the hay scales at Ren- Island, aggr 

' n o 737 h. pounds. 

Meg'unticook Cornet Band. 
First Maine Cavalry .Association, 200 comrades, led by Brevet Maj.-Gen. 

C. H. Smith and President A. C. Drinlavater. 

The column moved by way of Court and Brattle Streets, Dock 
Square, through the markets, Commercial Street and Atlantic 
Avenue to the South Ferry, where the party embarked on the 
steamer j. Putnam Bradlee. The ladies were taken from the 
Revere House to the wharf in carriage-. On the steamer the party 
was received by Commissioner Charles j. Prescott of the Depart- 
ment of Public Institutions and Assistant City Messenger Harry 

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Osborne, who were assiduous in their attention to the city's gu 
Upon arrival at Deer Island the veterans marched to the main 
building, where Supt. James R. Gerrish, a veteran of the old Firsi 
Massachusetts Infantry, and a comrade of Theodore Winthrop Pom 
35, G. A. R. , of Chelsea, accorded the party a hearty welcome. 
After inspecting the various departments of the institution, the | 
proceeded to the chapel, where had assembled one hundred and lift . 
healthy and bright looking lads, clad in neat uniforms of dark bine. 
As the party entered the gallery the boys' band played a march 
which, under the direction of the chaplain, Rev. ]. W. Dadmun, 
who is the chaplain of the National Lancers, it rendered with fine 
effect a national medley, introducing the airs. "America," " Wear- 
ing Of the Green "and "Marching Through Georgia," the latter, 
with its accompaniment of waving flags, eliciting- from the veterans 
heart)- applause. "The Young Recruits" and "Ring the Bell, 
Watchman," followed, the lads displaying much grace and skill ii 
the calisthenic exercises. 

Commissioner Prescott, in a neat speech, welcomed the Vetera i^ 
on behalf of the city, -and expressed bis regret at the absence ol 
Mayor Hart. To the boys of the institution, he said : " You were 
never more honored than you are to-day by the presence of these 
veterans of the First Maine Cavalry," a sentiment which the lil 
fellows applauded to the echo. 

President Drinkwater was then introduced and was greeted b\ 
the boys with three times three cheers and waving of Hags. The 
colonel, in behalf of his comrades, thanked the city of Boston, 
Commissioner Prescott, Superintendent Gerrish and the boys, • 
of whom he complimented in a pleasant address. 

General Smith spoke to the boys in a most kindly manner, giving 
them words of encouragement and good advice. His remarks were 
heartily applauded. 

General Cillev complimented the lads upon their neat ami 
soldierly appearance, after which Commissioner Prescott thanked 
the boys and complimented the superintendent and oflicers of the 

After the "banner song" by the boys and a selection by the 
Megunticook cornet band, the veterans proceeded to the dining hall 
where, after grace by Rev. J. YV. Dadmun, an excellent lunch was 
served- After lunch the veterans and ladies, the latter escorted hy 
Comrade [. T. Williams, assembled on the hillside and were pho- 
tographed by Comrade J. \V. Porter. After hearty cheers for t 



mayor and city of Boston, the comrades re-embarked, and after a 
pleasant sail reached Boston soon after 3 1*. M. 

Marching via Atlantic Avenue, Commercial, Stale and Washing- 
ton Streets, the entire party visited The Globe office, entering the 
building to the stirring notes of ''Marching Through Georgia," and 
as the Jumbo presses were rattling of]* the evening editions of the 
paper, the veterans saw : 

Globes to the right of them, 
Globes to the left of them, 
Globes in front of them, 

Great circulation! 

The veterans visited the various departments, inspecting with 
interest the methods by which New England's great daily prepares 
and issues to the world the current news. The ladies were escorted 
by the ever gallant Thomas Downey. 


After leaving The Globe office, the veterans marched to the 
Lancers' armory, where a business meeting was held. President 
Drink water presiding. On motion of Comrade Gilbert N. Harris 
a vote was passed thanking the city of Boston for its courteous 
hospitality; and also that a copy of the regimental history be pre- 
sented to \\\-<: library of the city institution:- at Deer Island. 

On motion of Comrade P. F. Shevlin, seconded by Gen. C. II. 
Smith, a vote was passed thanking Charles B. Rohan of The 
Globe staff, and presenting to him a copy of the regimental history. 

On motion of General Smith, the thanks of the association were 
voted the Massachusetts Branch for its painstaking and distinguished 

After discussion a regimental badge was adopted. The design 
may be described as follows: From a 16-shootcr carbine, inscribed 
First Maine Cavalry, suspended by two stirrup straps, is a horse- 
shoe surrounding a horse's head, above which appear the crossed 
cavalry sabres, surmounted by a pine tree. A ribbon of cavalry 
yellow completes the badge, which is distinctive, neat and appro- 

Comrade Harris, President of the Massachusetts Branch, in an 
eloquent speech, thanked the regimental association for holding its 
annual reunion in Boston, urged the comrades to form associations 
in their several towns, and closed with an expression of the delight 




it gave the Massachusetts comrades- to have their brother-; and 
sisters of Maine at this grand family reunion. 

On motion of Comrade Ordway, it was voted that a copy of the 
regimental history be presented to the National Lancers of Boston, 
as a token ot the association's appreciation of their court 

On motion of Comrade Williams, a vote was passed thanking 
President Harris of the Massachusetts Branch for his indefatigable 
efforts in the success of the reunion. 

On motion of Comrade Richer, the following committee on the 
regimental badge was elected : Col. A. C. Drinkwater, Brev. 
Brig. -Gen. J. P. Cilley and Lieut. George F. Jewell, 

After votes of thanks, in which the Ladies' Auxiliary joined, to 
Manager Austin of the Nickelodeon and Landlord Merrow of the 
Revere House, the business meeting adjourned. 

Then enthusiasm akin to that of a college class day prevailed; 
cheers were given for the National Lancers, Col. Drink-water, Gen. 
Smith and almost everybody, so jubilant were the veterans at the 
success of the reunion. 

In the evening several of the comrades and ladies attended a 
special performance at the Nickelodeon by invitation, of Manai er 
Austin, who is a son of Maine. 

A number of veterans not participating in the harbor excursion 
visited the State House, receiving courteous attentions from Ma}. 
William C. Capelle of the adjutant-general's office. 

Conuude J. T. Williams, of Salisbury Point, Mass., who was the 
popularly known '• mail agent" oi the regiment during its term of 
service, desiring to again serve his comrades, stated that if am 
veteran of the regiment will send him his address, he will furnish 
him wick The Globe containing the account of the reunion. 

Mayor Hail and the other officials and the citizens of Boston hav< 
earned and will have the lasting gratitude of every member of the 
grand old regiment who attended the reunion, for the cordial and 
honorable reception and grand entertainment accorded them. 
To the members of the regiment resident in and about Boston, on 
whom devolved the duty of making all the arrangements for the 
comfort of the visiting members, great credit is due for the excellent 
manner in which every detail was arranged and successfully carried 


The. Fourth Annual Reunion of the First Maine Cavalry Associa- 
tion of Ladies was held at the Revere House in connection wit;; I 




Reunion of the Regimental Association. The meeting was called 
to order by the Vice-President, Mrs. Celia Emery. Officers were 

elected for the ensuing year as follows: President, Mrs. Susie II. 
Drinkwater, Braintree, Mass.; Vice-President. Mrs. Addie Tobie, 
Pawtucket, R. I.; Secretary and Treasurer, Miss Grace T. Cilley, 
Rockland, Me. 

The secretary read a letter from Mrs. Zenas Vaughan, the presi- 
dent, expressing her regrets at not being able to be present, and 
saying that illness in her family prevented her attendance. The 
meeting adjourned to the same time and place as the reunion of the 
regimental association. There were fifty ladies present at the 
meeting, and eight names were received for membership. 


The comrades of the Massachusetts Branch of the First Maine 
Cavalry did noble service in preparing for this reunion, and to 
there, and them alone belongs the credit for its magnificent success. 
and for the pleasure of the comrades who were so fortunate as to 
attend. The first meeting of the Branch to make preparations for 
the reunion was held June 3d, at the Sherman House, and was 
called to order by the President. Gilbert N. Harris. At this meet- 
ing, a committee consisting of Comrades Patrick F. Shevlin, All : 
Edgecomb, Daniel \Y. Gage, Thaddeus Little, Henry C. Whitney, 
Henry C. Hall. Frank W. Green, Albion C. Drinkwater, Gilbert 
N. Harris, George F. Jewett, Bradbury P. Doe, Charles E. Jacks, 
Horatio S. Libbv, and Charles A. F. Emery, was appointed with 
full power to make all arrangements for the conning reunion. A 
meeting of -this committee was held July 24th, at which it was de- 
cided to hold the reunion of the regiment on Tuesday, Sept. 17th. 
The "Committee of Fifteen " was made a committee on finance, 
and Comrade Drinkwater was chosen treasurer; the president and 
treasurer were appointed a committee on printing; Comrades Edge- 
comb-, Libbv and Green were chosen a committee on transportation, 
and Comrades Jacks, Shevlin, Whitney and Hall were chosen a 
committee on entertainment. A special meeting of the Branch was 
held Aug. 2 1st, when the Committee of Fifteen and its sub-com- 
mittees reported progress, and everything was satisfactory. Com- 
rade Drinkwater reported that lie had made arrangements with the 
Revere House for the banquet, and Comrade Edgecomb reported 
that he had secured the Lancers Armory for headquarters. On 

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motion of Comrade Jacks, it was voted to request Gen I j- 
Cilley to notify the First Mail e G valry boys t] at " all men:; . 
the regiment who will come to the Boston reunion, who arc w,\ 
able to defray the expense of attending the same, their expenses at 
Boston will be provided for by the Boston delegation." As a i 
of this action, and the work and the contributions of tin Ma - 
setts Branch, the thousand dollar banquet at the Revere House v • 
served to the comrades and their friends free of expense to them, 
while every minute of their stay in Boston, on the reunion da 
the next day, was made exceedingly pleasant. All honor to tht 
comrades of the Massachusetts Branch. 





I NO. 1 J. — JUDGE COX. 


In the south-western part of the county, twelve miles from the 
court-house, are the Clover Hill coal mines, which at this time were 
in successful operation. As a large number of men were employed 
here, it was decided, to detail Captain Wilson with his F Company 
for duty at this point. In a day or two after our arrival at the 
court-house, Captain Wilson and 1 rode over to see and learn what 
duties might be required of his small force, to make the acquaint- 
ance of the citizens of the vicinity, to select a camping place, etc. 
Here we found the venerable Judge Cox, of the Superior Court of 
Virginia, a true type of the old Virginia patriots and statesmen, an 
early proprietor of the coal fields, and the principal owner of the 
mines. He had long held his honorable judicial position, and had 
as long enjoyed the confidence and esteem of all those with whom 
he had been called to act. No man uttered an unkind word or 
manifested an unkind feeling towards judge Cox. When the nulli- 
hers of the Palmetto State had passed the ordinance of secession, 
and star after star was tailing from the southern constellation of our 
political firmament, and in their places suspended red clouds of -war, 
he said, "It cannot be that Virginia, the home of Washington, of 
Jefferson, of Henry, and of all the illustrious names that adorn the 
pages of her sacred history, and with all the hallowed ties that bind 
her to the union, can. be severed from her orbit ! " But, alas! un- 
holy hands had kindled fires there, too, and soon the southern and 
central portions of the Old Dominion were ablaze with the lurid 
flame. He saw the first flickering fires, and earnestly worked to 
quench them, but they were fed by treason's strong hand and fanned 
by secession breezes, and with all his mighty influence and magnetic 
eloquence he seemed powerless to stay them. The women early 
\ caught the secession spirit, and. when they began to make Palmetto 

flags, triune emblems of rebellion, secession and disunion, and to 
place them over the outer doors of their dwellings, in the headstalls 
of their carriage horses, and even in the bridles of the working 
mules, and children were carrying them publicly in the streets, the 





voice of reason would not be heard. The brave old man labored 
incessantly thirteen consecutive days and nights, indeed until hi: 
strength was exhausted, fighting the fires of secession, and not with- 
out hope until these flags appeared, when there were no ears to 
listen to argument or entreats-. It was like speaking to a hurri< an 
or trying to drown with one's voice the roar of the ocean storm. Ii< 
returned to his home, weary, heart-sick and sad. The legislature 
was then sitting with closed doors, but all knew the subject of its 
discussion, and all knew, too soon, the result of its action. When 
he had sufficiently recovered so as to be about again, he reviewed 
the political situation with his accustomed judicial candor, and ex- 
claimed, with deepest grief, "Virginia is lost! Virginia is lost!" 
He saw that his native State must go into the vortex; that her fair 
fields must be the arena for the conflict; that her brave sons must 
fall in the useless contest; that her happy homes must be broken, 
and her peaceful dwellings become hospitals of suffering and death. 
When the legislature had formally passed the ordinance of seces- 
sion, lie called all his slaves to him, and told them in plain and 
simple language what had been done, and how the result would 
doubtless affect them. He told them there would be a long and 
bitter war between the sections which would finally be favorable to 
the North, and would result in the freedom of all the slaves in the 
South; that they were free from that moment; that he should never 
more claim these persons nor their sendees; that they were free to 
go, or free to stay and fare as they had fared, so long as they were 
good and faithful freemen. He then kindly dismissed them and re- 
turned to his room where he could observe them alone so soon after 
their transformation of slaves into freemen. They stood a moment 
in mute amazement, apparently lost in the contemplation of what 
lie had told them, and then slowh returned to their cabins. What 
transpired there he could not know, only that they were engaged in 
earnest discussion for a little time, when old Joe, who had been a 
slave more than three-fourths of a century, and whom they regarded 
as a sort of patriarch among them, came slowly up the steps and 
lingered at \\\q door, as if doubtful whether he had heard aright or 
was being cheated again by the same old dream that so often had 
deceived him. The judge had watched them with much interest 
for he was a little uncertain what course they would pursue, and 
when be saw joe at the door, evidently in trouble, he called to him, 
"Come in, Joe, and let me see how you look, a free man." Joe 
opened the door and entered, but the sight of his old master who 



was now his master no more, and the reassurance that he was free, 
so affected him he was able to utter only, " God bress you, massa ! 
God bress you!" When he had suppressed his emotion so he 
could, he continued, " We's mighty glad to be free, massa, and we 
all wants to tank you for your great kindness to us all, and vvc all 
wants to stay wid you. massa, if you likes, and nebber leab you." 
Precisely how 7 the presence of this simple old slave — no! slave no 
more! — this new-born free man, this infant of eighty blessing the 
hand that so long had enslaved him, and at last had made him free — 
affected the generous-hearted old judge, I was unable to learn, but 
of this I am satisfied, that he was grateful to them for the sensible 
appreciation of the boon he had conferred upon them, and that he 
assured Joe that he was glad of their desire and of their decision to 
remain with him, and that he would employ and care for them as 

Knowing the intense desire of all slaves for freedom and a reali- 
zation of all its blessings, 1 inquired how long they remained with 
him. '"All are with me yet! never one has left me!" he replied, 
quickly and earnest!}" and with a manifest feeling of satisfaction. 
In the morning (we stopped with him over night) after they had 
been more than four years free, we saw them there willingly at 
work for wages in the mines, on the farm, and about the buildings, 
and they seemed to feel a pride in the fact that they had remained 
in their old homes since before the war began, not as slaves but as 
free men. 

The motives that led the judge to thus early set free his slaves 
were purely patriotic. He saw that the institution of slavery had 
produced an "irrepressible conflict," and that the nation could 
not "exist part free and part slaves.'" He saw, indeed, that 
slavery was the rock on which the old ship of state was just ready 
to strike, and as he could not change her course he would, at least, 
remove all the rock that was in his power and possession, and then 
should she sink beneath the waves of civil war he would feel con- 
scious and certain that he had not by thought, or word, or act, or 
in any other way, wilfully or willingly, contributed to her sad 
fate; and should she survive the storm and the shock and reach, the 
port of safety, he would be among those who would rejoice in the 
triumph of our fathers' free government, mid in the patriotic virtue 
and valor of their loval sons and descendants. 

In 1S61, the family of the judge consisted of himself, his wife,, 
three sons and one daughter. Airs. Cox was one of those grand, 

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/'YA\9 7 • y)/y/ / . NE /; £/ r; a e. 

noble, womanly souls, of which Virginia had long been p 
and was every way worthy to he the wife and companion of so 
wis;- and eminent a man. When the war broke on', the two ■ 
sons were in college, the elder of whom, the old man told n: . i 
closely resembled Patrick Henry, Ins own political patron 
than any man Virginia had ever produced. While he manih ted 
a full father's pride in. all Ins children, he could nol cone 
fact that his young Patrick Henry was his chief pride, his centra] 
hope, his ideal son. Tin- boys possessed, in full measure 
father's love for the Union and loyalty to its flag, but in the i 
spring of '62, when the waves of secession had submerged all the 
educational institutions of the Stale, thes found themselves in their 
favorite college a hopeless minority of two, vainly striving againsl 
the overwhelming tide of rebellion and disunion. The brave boys 
struggled for a time, manfully and heroically, indeed until their 
generous and gifted, natures could endure no more, and then reluc- 
tantly and sorrowfully returned to their home, already sad with the 
rumors of the cause of their coming, to seek the counsel of their 
father, whose genius and wisdom had before been superior to any 
difficulties or troubles they had ever encountered. u Three 
courses," they said, "lay open to us — to remain at borne p; -:• 
and despised by all our friends and associates until the conscript ofh 
cers call for us, and then involuntarily serve the confederate cause : 
to pass through the confederate lines and go north ; or to submit 
and join the confederate army. We can but die if we enter the 
army, and to a proud and cultured Virginian either of the former 
courses would be infinitely worse than death." The father list 
to their statements with most intense interest, and lie began to r . 
that they would have him decide the step that should determine 
their future, but he told them he could not, that they must decide 
for themselves, that if they elected to go into the confederate . 
to -which, he could never give his assent, he should be their 1 l! - 
still, and wherever their best judgment led them, they should have 
a father's love and a father's blessing. At this time, the early 
summer of '62, to the ordinary southern mind the cause of the 
confederacy was assured and the leaders were defiant. The judge 
had noted tins and he warned the boys not to be deceived by ap- 
pearances. He said that the people of the North were as earnest 
and determined to save the Union as the people of the South were 
to destroy it, and that the resources of the North in men and 
material for carrying on a. war as compared to the South were 





ply illimitable. The boys hesitated and doubted and reflected, 

and finally, after the most urgent appeals to their pride and tl n 
honor by their friends and fellow students, some of whom had 
already won distinction on the held of battle, they reluctantly sur- 

The news soon readied Richmond, and the governor was so 
elated with the accession of two such notable young men to th< 
ranks of the confederacy that he immediately sent them commis- 
sions ami they soon joined their commands on the Chicahominv. 
But their services were sadly short. 

In a few days they contracted malaria of a malignant ty] and 
m a short time their lifeless remains were borne to their loyal home 
and buried on a little hill-slope just beyond the garden wall. In 
the morning, the old man pointed to us the little mounds beneath 
which i est the sacred dust of his noble boys, his unwilling sacrifice 
to the insatiate Moloch of Secession and Slavery. 

J ff^*&2L. 


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fV/vS r MA L \ 'E B UG /. A' 


On Board the "Julia A. Decki 
Off St. John's Bay, Newfoundi \:<ij. j 

We are bowling along with a fine southwest wind, winded 
mainsail reefed and foresail two-reeled, and shall be in the strait 
about two hours. The Julia is a flyer. Between 12 and ] tl 
morning we logged just 46 knots, namely, 13.5 miles per ho 
four hours. I doubt if I ever went much faster in a sailing , 
It is now about 10 o'clock, and we have made over 7^ mile 

All hands are on watch for a first glimpse of the Labrador coast, 
which will probably be Cape Armours with the light on it. 

I wrote last time froni-Hawkesbury in the Gut of Canso. We lairl 
there all day Monday, July 6th, as the wind, southeast in the 
harbor, was judged by everybody to be northeast out in G 
Bay, and consequently dead ahead for us. [Monday evening. 
invitation of the purser, we all went down aboard the " St 
Indiana," the regular steamer of the "State Line" between Char- 
lottetown, P. E. L, and Boston, touching at Halifax, and in the 

After going ashore we stayed on the wharf till she left, sii . i : 
college songs, giving an impromptu athletic exhibition, etc., 
intense delight of about lift)' small boys (I can't conceive where 
they all came from), and the two or three hundred servant girls 
going home to P. E. I. for a summer vacation. 

I would put in here parenthetically, that since writing the above 
I. have been on deck helping jibe the mainsail, as vve have ch; 
our course to about east by north, having rounded a couple of small 
low, sandy islands off the -Bay of St. John, and now point straight 
into the strait of Belle Isle. 

In the afternoon we examined some of the old red sandstone 
which underlies all that part of Cape Breton Island, found some 
good specimens, and some very plain and deep glacial sen 
There is also some coal and a good deal of shade in with the sand- 

We had a good opportunity to see this, since the railroad conn< ct- 
ine Port Hawkesbury with Sidney is new, having started runnin 



only last March, and hence the cuts furnished admirable fields in 
which to examine the geology. The road is surveyed and bed made 
along the Cape Breton shore of the Gut nearly to the northern end, 
and when completed will be a delightful ride. I think the Gut for 
jo miles north of Fori: Hawkesbury resembles the Hudson just by 
the Palisades. It is grander than Eggemoggin Reach and on a far 
larger scale than Somes' Sound. At the northern end it broadens 
and becomes just a magnificent waterway, without the grand 
scenery. We were becalmed nearly all day in George's Bay, at one 
time getting pretty near Antigonish, but got a breeze towards even- 
ing. We tried fishing; several times but could not get a bite though 
several fishermen were in sight and trawls innumerable. We passed 
one fisherman, a fine three-master, just as we were coming out of 
the Gut from Frenchman's Bay, going home, but with very little fish. 

I got the captain to call me about 4, Wednesday morning, to fish, 
but got none. We were then off North Cape, having had a good 
breeze all night. "The wind was light all day, but towards the latter 
part of the afternoon commenced to blow from the southeast, kick- 
ing up a nasty sea very soon. We double reeled the mainsail. 
reefed the foresail and hauled the flying jib down. About S P. M. 
we laid to with the jib hauled down, on the starboard tack. The 
wind had backed to the east about four points and was blowing a 
gale. About 12 M, it suddenly dropped, a flat calm, leaving a 
tremendous sea running from the southeast, combined with a smaller 
one from the east. Our motions, jumps, rolls and pitches, can be 
better imagined than described. It seemed at times that our bow 
and our stern were where the mastheads usually are, and our rails 
were frequently rolled under. 

Rice and Hunt stood one watch, Cary and I the second, and here 
Rice, though a good sailor and an experienced yachtsman, finally 
succumbed. We hauled everything down with infinite difficulty, 
owing to the violent motion, and made it fast, then let her roll and 
pitch to her heart's content. A sorrier looking place than our ward- 
room, and a sicker set of fellows it would be hard to find. The 
dishes had some play in. the racks, and kept up an internal racket 
that I tried in every way to stop and could not. To cap all, the 
wind came off a gale northwest about 4 A. M., and made yet 
another sea. As soon as possible we set a double-reefed foresail, 
and then I turned in. When I turned out at noon we had made 
Xewfoundland and set a whole foresail, jib and one reef out ol 'the 
mainsail. We were becalmed, but found excellent fishing, so did 

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not care. The sea had gone down and we began to enjoy the Nor- 
way-like rugged coast of Newfoundland. The mountains come- 
right down to the water, and are about 1,400 feet high, h 

measurement, using angular altitude b) 7 sextant and base lin :, ■ 
distance off shore as shown by our observation for latitude and 

There are many deep, narrow-mouthed coves and harbors, a 
number of islands and points making a most magnificent coast 
In many cases 50 or 75 fathoms are found right under the shore. 
Great patches of snow, miles in extent, cover the mountain 
Great brown patches, which the professor thinks are washings from 
the fine examples of erosion, but which look to me like patches of 
brown grass as we see in Penobscot Bay on the island.-, vary with 
what is apparently a scrubby evergreen growth and bald, bare rocks. 
As we are about iS miles off, the blue haze over all makes an en- 
larged, roughened and much more deeply indented Camden moun- 
tain coast line. The bays are in some cases so deep that we can 
look into narrow entrances and see between great cliffs, onh ; :. 
miles apart, a water horizon on the other side. We wished ven 
much to get in towards the shore, but the cairn and very strong 
westerly current, about \)- 2 knots, prevented. 

While enjoying the calm in pleasant contrast to our late shaking 
up, it will be well to introduce the members of the party wl 
Bowdoin has thought worthy to bear her name into regions si 
vexed by a college yell, and to whom she has entrusted the high 
duties of scientific investigation, in which, since the days of Professor 
Cleaveland, she has kept a worthy place. 

In command is Prof. Leslie A. Lee, of the Biological Depart- 
ment of Bowdoin. Willi a life-long experience in all bran< he 
natural history, the experience which a year in charge of the scien- 
tific staff of the U. S. Fish Commission Steamer "Albatross " in a 
voyage from Washington around Cape Horn to Alaska, and an in- 
timate connection with the Commission of many year's standing, 
and the training that scholarly habits, platform lecturing and collegh 
instruction have given him, you see a man still young, for he was 
graduated from St. Lawrence University in 1872, and equal to all 
the fatigues that out-of-door, raw-material, scientific work demands. 

The rest of the party have yet to prove their mettle, and of then; 
but little can now be said. Dr. Parker, who, with the Prof - 
captain and mate, occupies the cabin proper, is an } S6 man, cut on 
for a physician and thoroughly prepared to fulfil all the functions of 



.• medical staff, from administering quinine to repairing broken 


Gary of '87, who is even now planning for his struggle with the 
difficulties on the way to the Grand Falls, has had the most experi- 
ence in work of the sort the expedition hopes to do, save the Pro- 
fessor and Cole. Logging and hunting in the Maine forests in the 
vicinity of his home in Machias, and fishing on the Georges from 
Cape Ann smacks, have fitted him physically, as taking the highest 
honors for scholarship at Bowdoin, teaching and university work in 
his chosen branch, have prepared him mentally, for the great task in 
which he leads. 

Cole who accompanies him up Grand River, was Prof. Lee's 
-assistant on the "Albatross." and is well fitted by experience and b) 
a t vigorous participation in athletics at college before his graduation 
in 'S3. 

From the expedition's actual starting place, Rockland, there are 
four members: Rice, the yachtsman, Simonton, Spear and the 
writer, all fair specimens of college boys, and eager to get some re- 
flection from the credit which they hope to help the expedition to 

Portland has two representatives : Rich, '92, and Baxter, '03, the 
latter our only freshman; while Bangor sends three: Hunt, '90. 
Hunt, '91, who has charge oi the dredging, and Hastings the taxi- 

W. R. Smith, another saluiatoiian of his class, is one of the 
many Maine boys whom Massachusetts has called in to help, train 
the youth of our mother Commonwealth, and has been at the head 
of the High School at Leicester for the past year. He, too, is 
thought to equal in physical vigor his mental qua 'ides, and has 
been selected to brave the hardships of the Grand River, 

To complete the detail for this exploration, Young of Brunswick 
and of '92, has been selected, another athlete of the college, who 
has had, in addition to his training at Bowdoin, a year or more of 
instruction in the schools and gymnasiums of Germany. 

Porter, Andrews, and Newbegin, the latter, the only man not 
from Maine, coming from Ohio, and only to be accounted for as a 
member of the expedition by the fact that his initials P. C. stand 
for Parker Cleaveland, finish the list, with but one exception and 
that is Lincoln. The merry-maker and star on deck and below — 
except when the weather is too rough — he keeps the crowd good- 
natured when fogs, rain, head wind; and general discomfort tend to 




discontent; and on shore he sees that the doctor is not too ] 
worked in making the botanical collections. 

For two days we lazily drifted, the elements seeming to be n a] - 
ing up for their late riot; but the weather was clear and bright, tin 
scenery way oik to oar starboard was grand, and no one was ti 
by the delay, except as the thoughts of the Grand River men turned 
to the great distance and the short time of their trip. At last, how- 
ever, the breeze came, with which I opened this letter, and wine;: 
we then hoped would continue till we readied Battle Harbor. 

We just flew up the straits, saw many fishermen at anchor with 
their dories off at the trawls, schooners and dories both jumpiug in 
great shape; also a school, of whales and an "ovea" or whale-killer, 
with a fin over three feet long sticking straight up. He also broke 
right alongside and blew. Considerable excitement attended om 
first sight of an iceberg; it was a rotten white one, but soon we 
saw a lot, some very dark and deep-colored. 

Our first sight of the long-desired coast was between Belle 
Armours Point and the cliffs near Red Bay, the thick haze making 
the outlines very indistinct. Just two weeks out from Rockland 
we made our first harbor on the Labrador coast. Red Bay is a 
beautiful little place, and with the added features of two magnifi- 
cent icebergs close by which we passed in entering, the. towering 
red cliffs on the IcSi from which it takes its name, and the snug little 
island in the middle, and the odd houses we saw dotting the shores of 
the summer settlement of the natives, it seemed a sample full}- equal 
to our expectations of what we should find in Labrador. 

There is an inner harbor into which we could have gone, with 
seven fathoms of water and in which vessels sometimes winter as it 
is so secure, but we did not enter it because i}\c captain was d 
ful which of the two entrances to take and the chart seemed ind 
nite on the point. There are about one hundred and seven' -; 
people in the settlement, some of them staying there the year round, 
fishing in the summer and hunting the rest of the time. They have 
another settlement of winter houses at the head of the inner h 
but, for convenience in getting at their cod traps, live on the island in 
the middle, and on the sides of the outer harbor in the summer. 
Their houses are made of logs about the size of small railroad ties, 
which are stood on end and. clapboarded. The winter houses are 
built in a similar way with earth packed around and over them. 

The part) for Grand River — Gary, Cole, W. R. Smith and 
Young-— have decided to dispense with a guide ; very wisely, I think, 




from what I have seen of native Labradoreans. While the journey 
they undertake is one in which the skill of Indians or half-breeds, 
familiar with Labrador wildernesses would be of great value and 
would add to the comfort of our party, it is very doubtful if any 
living person has ever been to the falls or knows any more about 
the last, and probably the hardest part of the trip, than Gary. 
And, further, the travel is so difficult that afoo«fc?Vlfcft4lian can carr-y 
is supplies for himself; and the Indians cannot stand the pace that 
our men intend to strike ; nor, if it should come to the last extremity, 
and a forlorn hope was needed to make a last desperate push for 
discovery or relief, could the Indian guides, so far as we Lave any 
knowledge of them, be relied on. That the boldest measures 
arc often the surest, will probably again be demonstrated by our 
Grand River party. 

We tried the exploring boats very thoroughly at Chateau Bay, 
three of us getting caught about six miles from the vessel in quite 
a blow, and the well-laden boat proved herself very seaworthy. 
When loaded, she still draws but little water, and is good in every 
way for the trip. 

This letter was begun in the fine breeze off Newfoundland, but 
could not be mailed till the port of entry and post-office of Labrador, 
Battle Harbor, was readied. A week was consumed in getting from 
our first anchorage in Labrador to this harbor, as the captain was un- 
accustomed to icebergs, and properly decided to take no risks with 
them in the strong shifting currents and thick weather of the eastern 
end of the straits. The wind was ahead for several days, and the 
heavy squalls coming off the land in. quick succession made us fear 
the wind would drop and leave us banging around in the fog that 
usually accompanies a calm spell, so we kept close to harbors and 
dodged in on the first provocation. 

The season is three weeks late this year; the first mail boat has 
not yet arrived, though last year at this time she was on her second 
trip. The last report from the North — down the coast they call 
it — that went to Newfoundland and St. Johns was "that it was 
impassable ice this side Hamilton Inlet." A vessel — a steam seal- 
ing bark — though, that was here yesterday and has gone to Sidney, 
C. B. I., reports now that tire coast is clear to Hopedale. Beyond 
we know nothing about it. 

On Henley and Castle. Islands, at the mouth; of Chateau Bay, are 
basaltic table-lands about half a mile across, perfectly fiat on top 
and about two hundred feet high. We walked around one, went 

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to its top and secured specimens from the columns. The f; 
" natural images" of men, are. to my eye, not nearly so goo< 

the descriptions lead one to expect. The history of the plac id : 

hardly be guessed from its present barren, desolate, poverty- 
appearance ; but the remains jf quite a fort on Barrier Point show- 
some signs of former and now departed glorv. It seems that it ha 
been under the dominion of England, France and the United States 
all of whom took forceful possession of it, and England . i : ranee 
have governed it. An American privateer once sacked the p] 
carrying away, I believe', about 3,500 pounds worth of property. 
Now, a very small population eke out a wretched existence by fish- 
ing, only a few remaining, living at the heads of the bays, in the 
winter, and most of them going home to Newfoundland. 

The icebergs are in great plenty. I counted eighty from :' 
basaltic table-land at one time, and the professor saw even ,, ■. •:■ .' 
once. Belle isle is in plain sight from this place, looking like 
Monhegan from the Georges Islands, though possibly somewhat 

Finalh-, as the wind showed no signs of changing, tiie captain, 
to our intense delight, decided to beat around to Battle Harbor 
we anchored here at about 5:50 P. M.. July 17th. Mam 
the icebergs we passed were glorious, and the scene was truly 
arctic. It was bitterly cold, and heavy coats were the order of the 
day. We passed Cape St. Charles, the proposed terminus of the 
Labrador Railroad to reduce the time of crossing the Atln Li « 
four days, saw the famous table-land, and soon opened 33a 
Harbor which, we had to beat up, way round to the northward, to 
enter. It was slow ; ' business with a strong head current, but the 
fishermen say a vessel never came around more quickly. We f 
the harbor very small, with rocks not shown in chart or coast pi 
and had barely room to come to without going ashore. We went 
in under bare poles, and then had too much way on. 

The agent for the Bayne, Johnston Co., which runs this place, 
keeping nearly all its three hundred inhabitants in debt to it, is a 
Mr. Smith, who has taken the professor and seven or eight of the 
boys on his little steamer to the other *ide of the St. Lewis Sound. 
The doctor has gone with them to look after some grip patients, and 
the professor expects to measure some half-breed Eskimo living 
there. The boys are expecting to get some hue trout. The 
was brought to this region by the steamer bringing the first summer 
fishing colonies, and: has spread to all and killed a great many. 

• . 



There is an Episcopal rector here, Mr. Bull, who says everybo !. 
had it. I believe it is owing to his care and slight medical skill 
that none have died here. It is hard for this people to have - 
sickness just as the fishing season is best. The doctor has oppor- 
tunity to use all and far more than the amount of medicine he 
brought, much to Professor Lee's amusement. He is reaping a 
small harvest of furs, grateful tokens of his services, that manv of 
his patients send him, and some of his presents have also imp 
our men in 

This place is named Battle Harbor horn the conflict that took 
place here between the Indians and English settlers, aided. i>\ a 
man-of-war. The remains of the fight are now in a swamp covered 
witli iishfiakes. There are also some strange epitaphs in the village 
graveyard, with its painted wooden head-boards, and high fence to 
keep trie dogs out. These latter are really dangerous, making it 
necessan to carry a stick if walking alone. .Men have been killed 
by them, but last year the worst of the lot were exported across the 
bay, owing to a bold stead of a, child by them and its being nearly 
eaten up. Thev are a mixture of Eskimo, Indian and wolf, with 
great white shaggy coats. 

Idie steamer with mail and passengers from. St. Johns. Newfound- 
land, is expected every day, and as our rivals for the honor of re- 
discovering Grand Falls are probably on board, there is a race in 
store for us to see who will get to Rigolette first, and which party 
will start ahead on the perilous journey up the Grand River. As 
they have refused our offer of co-operation, we now jfeel no sym- 
pathy with their task, and will have but little for them till we see 
them, as we hope, starring up the river several days behind our 
hardy crew. 

Jonathan P. Cilley, Jr. 

t - ..... 



FIRST M l/A i BV' 

The Gener 


' ; But what care we for foenian now, 
When ■ Forward ' is the word, 

And General Smith rides at ou] : ad 
With ' Victory' on his sword." 

I h : I : tin the skies abo-i i 

Friend oi out early days ; 
None knew thee but to love thee 

Nor named thee but to praise. 

General Charles H, Smith. 

On the first day of last Novem- 
ber our old and loved commander, 
Gen. Charles H. Smith, reached 
the' age of sixty-four years, and 
retired from the United Stales 
Army, in which he had served as 
colonel for nearly a quarter of a 
century. He served in the vol- 
unteers and in the regular army 
more than twenty-nine years, all 
but two vea'rs of which time lie 
was colonel in command of a reg- 
iment, or with a larger command, 
lli. c -. military record Is in brief as 
follows : 

Charles H. Smith enlisted at. East- 
port, Sept. 23. 1S61, and was mustered 
in as captain of Co. D, hirst Maine 
Cavalry. Oct. 19, 1S61, at Ai t; ; 
commissioned major, Feb. [6. 1S63, 
lieutenant- colonel, March 26. 1S63, 
and colonel June 17. 1S63. He 
commanded the regiment from this 
last date (upon the death of Colonel 
Douty) until June 24, 1S64, when he 
was wou ". led at the battle of St. 
Mary's Church, being in command of 
the brigade, the division, and several 
petails of more than one regiment, for 

different short periods durii] 
On his return to the fi ' 
ing from the effects of his \\< 
was placed in command of the 
(Second Brigade, Second Cavaln 
Division, Cavalry Cor] . ' of P) 
which command he retained ; I 

few days when he was in command 0; 
the division, until' Oct. rS, iS6_| 
he took command oi the Third 1 
— a new brigade organiz; d ■■ | 
for him — which command he 1 
until the close of the war. } 
mustered out of service with 1 
ment, at Augusta, Aug. to [S65. Ht 
was commissioned colonel of the 
Twenty-eighth United States Infantry. 
July 28, 1S66, and at the consol 
of this r ■ 1 n1 wit! " ! - N'i teem 
was assigned to the Nineteen- . 
commanded that regiment until here- 
tired from the sendee or ! % - 
last November. Tie was 
brigadier-general United States Vol- 
imt< i rs, for Ids services at St. Man ? 
Church. June 24. 1S64. vd 
he had two horses shot und< r hi 
was himself shot through the thigh, h: 
remained with the regi ntii t 

day was done : breveted in; 
United Sta s V n1 s .' ; 
1865. for sendees in the last c 
of the Army of the Potomt 1 : I 
brigadier-general United States Arra>. 

....... .... . 

777./: GENERAL. 83 


t for services in the battle ai Sailors' The Detroit Tribune of Oct. 

[ Creek, April 6, 1S65, and major-gen- 25 , h ]ast h ,., th following 
I oral United States Army for very 

meritorious services during the war. " THE ENLIS1 ED MEN Lov:;,) lI1M - 


The comrades will find the rec- casket of handsome sn . • 

ord of .our loved chief more at WARE " his retireme: i 


length in the History of the Regi- WILL SKE xo M0RE A( , 

ment, and, indeed, it is written in vice, no parallel case jx the 

their hearts. They need no one 

history of the arm v. the 
presentation at fort wav::;:. 
to tell them of the merits, the A reception by the loyal 

j bravery, the skill, or the services legion. 

I of "Colonel Smith," as they best Brevet Brigadier- General C. H. 

. n . . ,,, u ., Smith, the retiring commandant of 

\ love to call him (though they are ,, . XTT 

tort \\ ayne, was presented yesterday 

proud that he is entitled to the afternoon with one of the hands* 
higher rank), for as "colonel" testimonials of respect and esteem thai 

thev first knew him, and under 

it has been the fortune of any army 
officer to receive. General Smith will 

ner of man. of soldier, of officei 

that title they learned to love and he sixty-four years old November ist. 

respect him— learned what man- This is the ^ when a11 officers are 

compelled to retire. With their 1 ti 

ment they receive three-fourths of tl 

he was. A sketch of Ids record regular pay for the remainder of their 

and services in the United States lives. General Smith leaves active 

Army since the days of the rebel- army life with one of the cleanest and 

lion will be of interest, and we most honorable records in the ser '>> : 

hope to be able to present such a of Uncle Sam " Makin * r a . riIli 

. ~ record in the war of the rebellion, he 

sketch m some ruture Lai!. , c .. .., , , , , 

came out ot it with a wnole bod , 

Upon his retirement from the the rank of brevet major-general.' He 

army, Gen. Smith proceeded at was in numen i ; battles, and was 

once to Washington, with the always known for his bravery and 

intention of residing there if the £ ood head work - Twenty years 

i- , . r 5 -i - r ;• \t he "was made colonel of the Nineteenth 

climate is round best ior him sell r . „ . . , , , . 

United States Regulars, and has held 

and his family. It will be pleas- that po&Jtion ever smce> His dc3llngs 

ing to all the comrades to know w j t h his men have always been marked 

how Gen. Smith was regarded by by good judgment. The private sol- 

the men and officers who served diers knew him as they knew but few 

under him, and by the citizens of commanders. He was a mar . 

,i . , o, " ..... his men, and always treated them with 

one city and State in which his . , . ' , ,. 

, - considei ition. Edc enaeareci nimseli 

i! ;; service xv;1 ^ performed, so t0 ever y enlisted man in t « i - 

"The Assembly" of this Call is not t0 metlt ion his staff offi 

devoted mainly to this subject. when it was known that the time for 

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his retirement was approaching, the but the soldiers concurred in tin 

boys began to talk. This th j b ^an Jt was some time befoi\ Gei 

to do some six months ago. Their Smith could find his tongue. H 

< talk crystallized into a spontaneous been taken off hb : eet, 

movement to signalize the event in a fessed that he had never '• 

befitting manner. Every private was in such a trying 

willing and eager to subscribe some- he rallied like a true sold' 

thing to a fund with which to purchase ing the effects of the first attai 

a substantial token of the regard they . made a vei\ happy spee* h of accc : 

had for him. The money ca ne \ if - ance. The ladies connected ,vi 

out the asking. The matter was kept fort were out in full force, ai 

from the commissioned officers, and it took part In the demonstrate 

was not until a short time ago that they followed. Th< orchestn pi: 

were made acquainted with the state and after some heartv hand making 

of affairs. Of the 400 enlisted men in the party dispersed, the 

the regiment, nearly every one sub- to every one the most pleasant event 

scribed something, and a fund of $500 the history of the fort, 
was secured. The two companies at The casket, which is near!) 

Fort Brady, and the two at fort as a small-sized trunk, was filled will 

Mackinaw, were quite as liberal as silverware. There were s 

those at Fort Wayne, knives, forks and spoons, a fish : 

As for General Smith, not a lisp did salad set, soup ];ui!c - sauce ladl - ar " 

he hear of the game the boys were cream ladle. The fancy pic 

putting up, and when at 1.50 yesterday heavily gilded. Upon th - inner li 

afternoon, lie was enticed to the officers' the trunk is a silver plate with t 

hop room, under the pretext of letting inscription: 

the men give him a last hand shake, he "Presented to Col. C. H. Smith. 

was profound!) ignorant of what he Nineteenth Infantry, brevet mai 

was to encounter. The soldiers and general, upon his retirement 

officers were all gathered around the active service, as a marl: of respect 

hall, and the general felt seme little and esteem, by the enlisted men of 

misgiving as he saw how intently each the Nineteenth Infantry. U. S. A. 
pair of eyes was fast ned upon him. The silverware and trunk •■- 

Fhe fort orchestra was present, and expressely for the occasion b_. 
after a selection had been played. Smith, Sons & Co. Photogr 
Serge ant- Major viae Magen stepped the case, opened ,>o as 10 display 
to the front, and uncovering a large silverv are, were taken to send to eac 
polished oaken casket with solid silver coi : u -.-■ the regiment, 
trimmings, turned toward General General Smith's army record covers 

Smith. °h is not necessary to dwell a period of thirty years. His posi ' 
on what Magen said. He was full of at Fort Wayne will be filled by Lieu- 
the subject he had in hand and he did tenant-Colonel Jordan. 
full justice to it. lie referred, in feel- This presentation by enlisted irn 

injy terms, to the loi hi< ■ th men said to be the only instance of the kin 
,.;, r : she( j for ,p.: : g-oneral and the in the history of the army. 
-■•'^ t h *y iA[ at Fating with him. VRKC . r .,.. io: . BVTHE LOYAL LEG10N . 
He said so raanj plea- ant things that 
; -. would be useless to enumerate them, The handsomely-furnish i 




of the Detroit Light Infantry were 
brilliantly lighted last evening on the 
occasion of a reception to the retiring 
commandant of Fort Wayne, Gen. 
C. II. Smith, by the members of the 
Loyal Legion of the State. There 
were no ladies present, as the affair 
was purely military. The reception 
began at 8 o'clock, and at that time 
the parlors were well filled with mem- 
bers of the Legion and officers from 
Fort Wayne. General Smith was the 
centre of a group of frien Is from the 
very beginning of the reception, and 
many were the expressions of regret 
at Ids departure from the city offered 
by those who shook hands with him. 
At nine o'clock, everybody repaired to 
the banquet hall below, where a colla- 
tion was served and a few speeches 

Commander Samuel E. Pittman of 
the order of this city made the first 
speech of the evening, in which he 
said : i: Companions : We meet to. 
night with mingled feelings of regret 
and pleasure. Regret, as it is a leave- 
taking of a soldier, gentleman and 
companion, whose society we have so 
much enjoyed, although but ior a brief 
period. General Smith's record is too 
well known to members of this com- 
mandery to need recital now, begin- 
ning as it does with the echo from 
Sumter's guns, continued at Ap- 
pomattox as one of Sheridan's trusted 
lieutenants, and then upon our Indian 
frontier. Its activity is now about to 
be closed by the operation of the law 
retiring army officers. 

•• Knowing the modesty of our 
guest for the evening, it would be un- 
becoming to say all that might be said 
of his many virtues and high character, 
but we can all wish rum. as we do, 
God-speed and many happy years to 
come. General, we part with you this 
cominor week with a reluctance that 

yo i m ■ bettei i | 
pressure of o 

to say good-bye. and we ho] : 
youi household will find in you 
residence a host of wai Lri 
numerous, at leas!, as those you 
behind you here in Detroit." 
Judge C. B. Grant, Dr. H. 
and o\':>^vs mad-- short speeches, and 
during the evening General 
made a lew remarks. He stat< d tl 


jave Defi- 

ne v1 Satui i : 

Washington, and referred feelin .. . 
tli ■ bi itherly kindness and lovi 
him by the members of the Loy; ! 
Legion. His short speech was ap- 
plauded . vigorously. Amo 
present were the following fro... 
Wayne : 

Capt. J. H. Smith, Capt. C. A. Ver- 
non, Capt C. B. Hall, Capt. C. G; 
ner, Lieutenants Roberts, Wilder. 
Brady and Hanson. Capt. D. \L 
Clark of the Ohio Commandery, W. S. 
Green of the Detroit, and Maj. j. S. 
Libby of Lynn, Mass., were also pres- 
ent, and the followin ; m end rs of the 
Loyal Legion: Commander Brevet 
Lieutenant-Co.lcyi.el Samuel E. Pitt- 
man; Senior Vice-Commander, Capt. 
Aaron T. Bliss; Junior Vice-( 
mand r, Lieut. H. Chamberlain; re- 
i o -d< r. Maj. ( reorge W. Ch 
Registrar Charles L. Williams - 
ceilor James Vernon: Capt. J. T. Pat- 
ton, Lieut. E. B. Welton, Lieut. L 
R. Abbott. Maj. Albert F. R. A 
Lieut. A. A. Ballou, Lieut. Id. C. I) it . 
Capt. C. K. Bras don, Capt. B. F. Bris- 
coe, Cap-. H. B. Bristol, Capt. j. Lin: 
to!, Lieut. S. Brownell Capt. C. C. 
Chadwick. Lieut. C. H. Chops 
F. Clarke. S. B. Coleman, Capt. _ : 
Conline, Lieut. F. O. Davenport 
11. S. Dean, Capt. J. G. 
Lieut. G. Dingwall, Capt. W. R. ' 
ley. Capt. C. Dupont. Lieut. E. B. 
Fenton, Lieut. C. F. Foote, Capt. C. j. 

1-: - ...... 

The officers of the regiment 


Pox ; Lieut. S. L. Killer, Lieut. G. E. regiment, I desire, to renew my thai 

Caiman, Capt. A. Goebel, Capt. R. A. and express more fully my appn ( 

Graeffe, Lieut. C. R. Grant, Maj. G. C. of the magnificent present of 

Hopper, Lieut. W. Hull, Maj. II. Lys- you have been pleased to give me, 

ter, Lieut. G. L. Maltz, Lieut. R. Miller, testimonial, as stated, of your : - 1 

Capt- R. C. Olin, Col. J. Pulford, Capt. est esteem, confidence and affei 

J. Rhines, Capt. T. R. Roberts. Lieut. Your respect and good-will have al 

F. H. Rogers, Maj. J. S. Rogers, Maj. been evidenced to me by your dad 

A. N. Sabin, Lieut. G. A. Sheley, Maj. deportment, and no of' 

H. E. Smith, H. S. Starkey, Col. J. T. of assurance was necessary. If i 

Sterling, Gen. F. W. Smith, Capt. C. been consulted or had known of ; 

H. Thompson, Col. T. S. Trowbridge, kindly intended action, I could 1 

I. L. Williams, Gen. G. S. Warmer, have consented to it. Nevertheles I 

Maj. T. F. Harter, Capt, J. V. Ruehle. profoundly appreciate and most higl 

farewell receptton. value the motive and sentiment 

prompted you. Such a free-will offer- 
ing by men whom I have comman 

tendered a farewell reception to so }oRg and wbo know m£ sQ 

Goo. Smith and family, at the possesses an unspeakable value. Von 

garrison, Fort Wayne, Tuesday leave given me a souvenir of bea 

evening-, Oct. 29th, which was a and elegance that any person of any 

brilliant affair. Nearly^] of De~ rank or tltle might be v 11 

,, rni receive. I especially commend -. 

troit was there. 1 here were many r t ,. J , . \ 

excellent taste ana judgment in s< 

hundred invitations issued, and ing h y 01l have given me a soi 

there were not many regrets, not for an upper shelf, or an iron i 

There was the usual season of where it would be out of sight and 1 

hand shaking and kind words, of mind, but one that will minister t 

and eating and drinking, from my daily comfort and pleasure, and 

. , a? ,11 .1 which I will be constantly, gi - ' 

eight until ten o clock, and then , , . ; , , , v 

I and most pleasantly reminded 0! 

dancing. The decorations were clonorSi y ur beautiful gift will 1 

elaborate and beautiful, and all even more alive in my mind the kind 

the appointments and arrange- regard and respect you have alv • 

ments were perfect. manifested for me, and the occa 

and manner of its presentation will 

GEN. SMITHS WORDS OF ACKNOWL- ... .,, , .. , , , , , 

edgement and farwkll. abide with me as a delightful, bu 

tender and couching reminiscence. 
The following circular and or- with esteem and best wishes for 

ders will tell their own story: each one, I shall ever remain with 

Headquarters Nineteenth in 


M!CK -> _ . , _ Colonel igth Infantry, 

October 29th, 1S91. BrirJet Major-Gen 

pi .. ml m : mo) it s, your very sine* ; e 

1 ; 

C. H. Smith, 


Privates Nineteenth United pantry, Fort Wayne, Dei 

States Infantry, Mich , 

Fellow Soldiers:— Orders' No. 44- October 31.1 

Before taking formal leave of the The undersigned, referring to para- 




graph 16, Special Orders No. 235., cur- 
rent series, Headquarters of the Army, 
which was issued preliminary to his 
retiring from active sen-ice to-morrow, 
November rst, in pursuance of law, 
hereby relinquishes command of this 
regiment, a command that lie has held 
nearly a quarter of a century. Includ- 
ing his services as colonel of other 
regiments in the war of the rebellion 
and since, lie has held the rank of 
colonel commanding a regiment more 
than twenty-seven years, a longer 
period, perhaps, as a mere statement, 
than any other colonel ever held such 

He now gives up the responsible 
duties and peculiar associations and 
relations which are incidental to such 
rank and command, and which com- 
bined have given him pleasurable oc- 
cupation so many years. He parts 
with friends who ate very dear to him. 
and takes leave of the regiment to 
which he is devotedly attached because 
of his knowledge of its merits and his 
confidence in it. During change of 
station not long since, the larger part 
of the regiment endured the inconven- 
iences and discomforts of a railroad 
train five consecutive days and nights, 
and during that time there was not a 
prisoner, no one was in arrest, no one 
was missing, and there was not any 
apparent necessity of a guard. Many 
similar illustrations oi pride of good 
name and appreciation of discipline — 
self-imposed discipline in a large 
measure — have been exemplified from 
time to time in camp and on the march. 

In taking leave of the regiment the 
colonel, who lias commanded it so 
many years, records his implicit confi- 
dence and assurance that it will never 
disappoint reasonable expectation in 
any condition or emergency of duty 
whatever. The colonel relinquishes 
command, but could not relinquish his 

ini ■>: 1 in the r • . i : v '. 

formal leave of it, but Ins thoughts and 
memories of it will abide. 

C. H. Smith, 

C OLO X E L N I N E T E E N J I f 1 N F A N TR V. 

B) ,:■ •et Major-General, U. S. Army. 
Official : 

F. H. French, 
First Lieut, and Adjutant igth In- 

The Eoll-call of 1392. 

We wrote Gen. Cilley to; an 
introduction to the roll-call. His 
reply was, "It needs no introduc- 
tion. It comes with the added 
force of an added year's labor 
towards its perfection. 

"The repeated and increasing 
response, 'It is finished,' breathes 
a fragrance of heavenly beauty. 
From us who remain it demands 
a square and soldierly respoi 

"Are you alive? or are vou 
dead to the memories that wave 
and rustle like yellow guidons of 
silk, along the magnificent and 
unparalleled line of names?" 


For this new department of our 
Quarterly we have in hand ac- 
counts of the families of : 

Samuel M. Holdcn, George 
W. Eaton, William \V. Barlow, 
Samuel W. Palmer, Frederic D. 
Lynn, Marcus A. Vose, William 
T. Clements, Charles E. Robin- 
son, .Moses R. Bucklin, John O. 
Bruce, Warren F. Bickford, Set:. 
C. Brown, Zoraclus D. Steven-, 
Charles S. Brown, Charles B. 
Oilman, Andrew J. Kimball, 

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Rowland C. Clark, Albra Chad- of Gorham, Me. • born Ocl 9, r5 i 
bourne, Charles H. Pickard, Al- Residence, Baldwin, Me. I 

vin A. Carter, George A. Messer, steam cn ^ ineer - Married 

1 ci • 11 t? -, r -ii a Cobb (born Sept. 20. 1810), 

Isaac Shields, Lmery Merrill, Asa ,,.. 

Frederic Steward, John Ames, chiidren. 

Richard Robertson, John Thomp- r - Edwin True, boi a July 25, 1855. 

sun. Arthur Gilchrist, Aurelius 2. Rosalia 13., born Feb. 21, 1859. 

Parker, Gideon Andrews, Jr., 3- Henrietta, born Mar. 25, 1862. 

,,.. n . ,, u - , c . ,; 4- Wensel Curtis, born Feb. 4, i& 

William Bradford, Samuel Bur- , . . . , ~ . 

' 5- James Bert, born Ocl. 4, 1870. 
rows, Jerome Burrows, Abiezer 

Veazie, Riley Gilchrist, John F. Sons of the First of Maine. 

Lord, James W. Harrirnan, and Your contributions for the 

others. Bugle are desired. The lt B 

We regret our inability, for doiu Boys in Labrador" is pri 

want; of space, to print them in for your special interest. It will 

ibis Call. We only give two as a run through several Calls, ■■. 

sample, and hope the comrades will give, a graphic story" 

will wake up to the value and Bowdoin College Scientific I. 

interest of such records. dition, the exploration of Gra 

JAMES DONNELLY, jr. River and its Grand Falls; the 
James Donnelly, Jr., Washburn. Me.. return from Mount Hyde ai 
Farmer. (His. p. 533). Born Feb. 12. Bowdoin Canon, and tell ; 
1839. His father, James Donnelly, was Bowdoin , uck conquere d Bow- 
born May 20. 1798, at 'I ipperarv, Ire. . . , . 
,. ' • ■ . . • r1 clom luck. 
A sailor, first mate, on a British Hag 

Ship before his marriage. M. Rhoda Representative Hall. 

Gee (born Oct. 12, 1801), Aug. 7, 1822. The election of Major Henrv 

Her father was Cornelius Gee. who c Ha ^ ;( Repres entative from 

served in the Lncrlish Army 16 years. ... . , , , 

, ,. , , .. ,, '. Vv oourn. Ann-'-., gives new evi- 

and was discharged with his regiment ' ° 

at St. Johns. Cornelius" wife was dence thai the first Maine < 

Sarah Fowler c4 New York, whose airy boys rarely get left. Woburn 

father was a auarter-master sergeant and Reading- are classed to: ■ 

in the English service. James, Jr., m. aU( i t j ie Uvo places send two rep- 

Aug. 16, 1S73, Lucinda B. Case, horn resentatives< The voto s!oo{] :1 

Sept. 20. 1852, daughter of John H. . 

and Matilda 1. (Flowland) Case. follows : 

children. Hevey, Dem. [347. 

1. Fremont D., born June 27, 1S74. Hall, Rep. 1205. 

2. Mary Eva, born Feb. 24. 1S76. Martin, Dem, 109- 

3. Harvey Beni., born Alter. 4, 1S78. -,-i .-. -^ 

3 ,. . .",. ,' ' , r . 7 u ' Bancroft, Rep. 1019. 

4. Lvie Blanche, born Oct. 24, 1SS0. . . * 

1 ho district is over 10 percei 

Henry T. Libby (His. p. 5.2), son of Democratic as the saying is, mak- 

Simeon and Sarah (Lombard) Libby ing it evident our modest but brav 

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major must have received a good 
.number of Democratic votes. 
Major Hall did not .seek the place 
and had no thought of it till the 
day of the convention when, the 
matter was mentioned to him by 
some of his friends who were 
delegates. The result shows his 
friends were wise. 

Copies of some relies from 
Camp Penobscot, belonging to 
Sergeant Sidney W. Clark of Co. 
A, will be printed in the April 
Call, and they cannot fail to be of 
interest to every officer and non- 
commissioned officei who served 
as such during that long, cold 
winter in tents. 


Sailor's V 

the Island Empire," the interest- 
ing book written by Sergeant 
Melville B. Cook of Co. B, has 
readied a sale of over i^ioo 
copies, and the demand for it 
still continues. 

A copy of the reports of the 
A d j u ta n t G e r 1 e r a 1 o f e\ 1 a i 1 1 e , 1 8 6 1 - 
66, newly bound, are for sale. A 
set of these reports is needed to 
make every one's library of Maine 
military history complete. Ad- 
dress Edward" P. Tobie, Paw- 
tucket, R. J. 

The third paper in Maj. Henry 
C Hail's series, "After Appo- 
mattox," will appear in the April 

George L. Kilmer of the edi- 
torial staffi of the American 
Association, ha nth . 

a very discriminating and well- 
written article upon oui 
entitled, " Heroes in saddle Re- 
markable Story of the Firs! Maine 
Cavalry," which has been pub- 
lished in tl > e new spapers be ! 01 1 or. 
ing to that association, with illus- 
trations of Col. Calvin S. J 
and Sergeants S. W. and P. M. 
Clark of Co. A (the twin ser- 
geants). The story is one every 
comrade will be pleased tort 
and they will very likely be given 
that privilege, as the papers rep- 
resented in that association have a 
wide circulation. 

The following sketch-, have 
been unavoidably crowded out of 
this Calk but will appear in the 
April Call: "A Lonely" All- 
Night Rule," by Chaplain S. A. 
Fuller, being an account of Ser- 
geant Herbert's ride as bearer of 
d( spatches from General Ricketts 
to General Shields, in 1H62 ; 
u Lieutenant Bowman's Trip to 
Maine and Gettysburg," by Lieut. 
M. T. V. Bowman; "Extracts 
from General Cillev's Official Re- 
port of the Campaign of General 
Lee's Surrender;" "Southern 
Sailors," by General Thomas J. 
Mum ford, of the Confederate 
Service; "Three Hundred Dol- 
lars (liven by an Orphan Boy for 
the Privilege of Enlisting in the 
First Maine Cavalry." 



Q-old Badges, 

New Orleans, La, Dec. 2, £891. 
My Dear General: 

I enclose you money order for two 
dollars which place to credit of rny 
Bugle account. 1 want one of uC> 
Cavalry Association badges, provided 
you have them in gold, All the ex- 
confederate army organizations here 
have very elaborate badges in solid 

tion, res ■ j h , 
oJ our pro m u citizen \ 
vited to participj th 1 
at Hotel Heselton, and prelin 
steps were taken to 
branch of that asso- iatioj 
temporary officers and a , • 
committee to prepare and sub 
constitution and by-laws. 
Saturday evening last, f 

gold, and unless 1 can get one of solid oi lhis branch associatioi 

n-r,1rl T ,!« - 4 l. _.. , , 1>.-^,-., .... ...i. 

gold. I do not want any, I hooe voi 
are doing well and not quite frozen to 
death by a late blizzard. I am writing 
this in my room. Have been confined 
to my house thirty-two days, but hope 
to get out soon. 

Yours very truly, 

A. Parker. 
171 Camp St., New Orleans. 

[His. p. 4S3, pic. p. 488.] 

The desire for a solid gold First 
Maine Cavalry badge is quite 

onoran members elec l 
meeting, assembled at Hotel I 
with Dr. S. A. Patten, Presi 
the chair. The records of t 
meeting were read and ap 
Forrest Goodwin, Esq., 1 . 
the committee to prepare;-, ; 

and code of by-laws, report. 
report was accepted, and the constitu- 
tion and by-laws adopted. 

Officers were elected for the 1 

year, being the same chosen at t 
April meeting, viz.: S. A. 

general among the members of president; Llewellyn' Goodwh i 

our association, and incompliance president: Sewall W. Smi 

with this desire the committee tai T : Zenas Vaughan, ti 
have made contract with Henry Thus was the Somerset < 

A. Guild to furnish the same at °J u thc First Maine Cava]rv s 

$10 each, but thev must be f* Q1 ^ nU f> after which 

T • w , * privileges of honorary membershii 

otciered m lots often each Com- i-. -.,- ■> 1 - -,- ? 1 /- T - 

in weie bestowed upon L. (_. Lmerv. I 

rades desiring such badges will O. Smith, P. P. Fairbrother, A* C 

please send in their names to ). *>lunr. J. A. Dealey, Wm. B. Snow, A. 

P. Cilley, treasurer. H - Weston. R. T. Pattern John 1 

Geo. D. Arnold 

P' t w ■_, n rt , r „i a . . „ uusiness arrairs naving 

Xirst Maine uavalry Association oi h >t. -i . ,. - , 

01 i lactonly and expeditiously 

bKownegan, .. r ,.._; r i ... , \ ., . 

Skowh . in 

The following, from the Somer- 
set Reporter of Dee. 4 th lest, 
shows Man the comrades of ihe 
grand old regiment who reside in 
Skowhegan and" vicinity are all 
alive : 

In April last a meeting of veterans 

havimr bet \ - . 

president ice the troopers 
the spacious and elegant dinin ; • 
••"here one of Landlord U 
quisite spreads awaited the v 
and their friends. The cxhauj - - 
cussion ot the elaborate menu was :. 
work of time, but way act 
•'• ithout serious casual! j . 
President Patten changed the orde 

oi the First Maine Cavalry Associa- 0/ exercises by graceful and p . 

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remarks, and in turn, called upon, each 
gentleman present to contribute to the 
'•feast of reason and flow or soul."' 
Among those who responded to the 
detail were Messrs. G. B. S afford, J. O. 
Smith, L. Anderson, F. R. Buck, J. R. 
Webb, L. Goodwin, D. B. Whittier, S. 
M. Sawyer, E. F. Fairbrother, A. F. 
Bickford, Ches. Smith, A. G. Blunt, 
R. T. Patten. 

These responses were largely remin- 
iscent, humorous, sentimental, patriotic 
and without undue formality. Mr. 
Safford, in speaking of the band, of 
which he was a member, playing "The 
girl I left behind me;' when the First 
Maine left Augusta for the front, sug- 
gested that invitations be extended to 
ladies to attend the next meeting of 
the association. Tins suggestion met 
a ready and favorable response. 

As the hands upon the dial ap- 
proached the midnight hour, the com- 
pany arose and joined in singing 
"Aula Fang Syne," and dispersed well 
pleased with the business and pleas- 
ures of the occasion. 

The members of the First Maine 
present were Dr. S. A. Fatten. Capt 
Z. Vauglian, Geo. F. Goodwin, Llew- 
ellyn Goodwin, S. Judkins, Sewall Yv. 
Smith, A. F. Bickford. Dennis Mur- 
phy, J. R. Webb, C. F. Webb, H. J. 
Varney, Charles Smith, F). lb Whittier; 
and the honorary members were F. 
Anderson, Geo. B. Safford, F. R. 
Buck, J. O. Smith, Co!. A. G. Blunt, 
J. A. Dealey, R. T. Fatten, Forrest 
Goodwin, Geo. FI. Pishon, F. F. Fair- 
brother, S. M. Sawyer. 

The association at this meeting did 
not indulge in promotions to the extent 
of the former meeting. Tim only ones 
made were Sewall W. Smith, F. F. 

Fairbrother, and John A. Dealey, who 
were advanced to the rank of si rg< . 
because of their exhibition of si 

soldierly qualities. 

The regular meetings of the as 
tion are to be held in April ol 


Barlow-— Vollier —Boston, 0< t. 
12, 1S91, in Tremont Tempi 
\V. Barlow, and Eliza J. V oilier, both 
of Thomaston, Me. 

Fred S.. son of Mr. and Mrs. Riley 
F. Jones, died at an early hour this 
morning, of diphtheria, aged ro v ■ ;. 
The lad, who was particularly bright 
and lovable, had only been ill five 
days, and previous to last week had 
never been attended by a physi* : . 
The funeral will take place front the 
farnih (residence this afternoon and 
will be private. — The Courier Herald. 
Saginaw, Mich., Oct. 20, 1S91. 

" A tiling of beauty is a joy forever." 
I have purchased one of the l 
Folding Beds, ado ertised by the Atkin- 
son House Furnishing Compam : 
this Call, and find it a very handsome 
and useful piece of furniture. 

J. P. Cilley. 

Boston, Nov. 3, 1S91. 
Ga:x. J. P. Cilley : 

Dear Sir,— The First Maine Bugle 
at hand, and we are most pleased with 
the way the matter for our advertise- 
ment has been displayed, it is the 
best we have had lor a long time. 
With thanks, v\ e 

Yours truly, 
Heliotype Printing Co. 






Bugle Echoes. 

"Hark! 1 hear the reveille sounding out on the m )rn . 

Yarmouth, Me., Sept. 9, 1S91. Williamspokt, Pa., Nov. i 

Gen. Cilley : Gen. J. P. Cili i.v : 

Dear Sir,-- 1 will say, in answer to Dear Sir and Comrade. 

yours received with regard to the find $2 in cash for annual dues and * 
Bugle, that 1 am greatly obliged to scription to the Bugle. "I is i 
comrade Perley Low who has sent it to ing to me to read the incident.-. 
me, arid I appreciate his kindness. I ferent engagements as see:- 1 
do not feel able to take it myself as it uals of the regiment. Conn- 
is coming winter and my income is speaks of Colonels Douty and Boo; 
very small. Very truly yours, Was not Colonel Smith with 1 

H. B. Soule, Co. F. Douty at the Aldie fight? C 

[Hist., p. 553, pict. p. 545.] Sumraat was killed in the gap a. T 

stone wall when the first char; 
made by Colonel Douty with 
Gen. J. P. Cilley : f the regiment. 

Dear Sir,-- 1 have jest received the Gen. D. McM. Gregg was • " ■ 

Bugle for October. The July num- t h e ffi ce f Auditor 1 
ber did not come. Gen. T. T. Mun- plurality of 5S.000. The old s> 

turned out and supported aim 

Detroit, Me., Oct. m. 1891. 

ford's article is worth a year's sub- 
scription, i enclose twenty-five cents 
and will, at least, try to pay for them 
as they come. Yours truly, 

R. W. Porter. 
[Hist., p. 654, pict. p. 42.3 

CORINNA, Ni>V. 5. 1S91. 

( Jen. J. P. Cilley : 

Dear Sir, — ! want yen to send the 
BUGLf to me as long as it is printed 
or as lone, as ! live, for it is very inter- 
esting to me and al*o to my wife, i 
will try to be more prompt in remit- 
ting in the future. When 3 can make 
it come right 1 will get n badge and 
the history. 1 should like to have my 
picture appear in ihe Be.,! i. but cant 
tell when, i think ;; great de il of the 

man. The General retains his years 
well. The reception he \ e 
throughout the State by the - 
and citizens any one ought to 
proud of. and he certainly w; -. 
had been beaten he would h lvc h: 
the satisfaction of knowing tl 
stood by him. Yery truly ; 
A. Lou 
[Hist., p. 475-] 

Bl'Gi 1: and must i ivc s! 
S ours truly, 
[Hist., p. 5490 Samue 


Providence, R. I., N'ov. 7. . 
Gen. J. P. Cilley: 

Dear Sir.— I enclose check 101 $i 
pay second year's subscripti 
First Maine Cavalry Bugle. It i* 
interesting and worth} of g< 
support. Yours truly, 

George X. Bi is 
Late Captain 1st R. I. C 






Big Pond. Pa., Nov. 9, 1S91. 
Dear Comrade : 

I take pleasure in perusing the First 
Maine Bugle. I am carrier! back to 
the days of Cold Harbor, Trevilian 
Station, St. Mary's Church and other 
points on the sacred soil of old Virginia, 
and 1 imagine I hear the ring of the 
old Cavalry bugles sounding the 
charge all along the line. 1 herewith 
transmit Uncle Sam's note lor $1. I 
think it was Shakespeare (or Bacon) 
who said, " v Great is he who is his own 
trumpeter."" The boys of the Tenth 
New York Cavalry do a little of that 
business themselves, so go in. We 
appreciate your glorious record. 
Your comrade, 

E. M. Tuton, 
Co. E., 10th N. Y. Cavalry. 

70 Winter Street. Portland, Me. 
Nov. 10, 1891. 
Dear General: 

Bugle received. Enclosed please 
find $3 for two years. You can send a 
copy to aery one of our comrades who 
is too poor to subscribe tor it, if you 
wish, J was not with you at Houlton. 
not because 1 did not wish to be, but 


: l. was impossib 
Although 1 we; 



with yon 

in person, I was with you in thought. 
I have never been present at a reunion 
yet, and I am sorry to have to say it, 
but it has been because ii ens impos- 
sible for me to get there. 1 see some- 
thing in relation to organization of 
Sons of Veterans of the First .Maine 
Cavalry, which 1 think is a good move. 
I think we could muster quite a com- 
pany of First Maine' men in our city. 
Mow til any have sons I do not know. 
but I should think there was enough 
to mak* a good-sized organization. 
Nothing would please me any better 
than to see the survivors of the good 
old First Maine Cavalry, if they could 

be got together in parade in some < ily 

in our State, an. 1 :' ns acting as 

escorts. I have no doubl ! ii 
would be a pleasure to many of our 
comrades, and 1 ardently wish such a 
thing could be brought about. 1 
should like to haw; the City of Port- 
land have the honor of it at any rale. 
Some time ago, you asked me for my 
picture. I have one which 1 wi 
ward to you soon. I have one of my- 
self and a comrade of Company M (in 
First D.C.) taken in the field. I think 
he left his bones in Andersonville or 
in Saulsbury, S. C, I am not certain 
which. I should not wish to part with 
it for good as he. was a playmate in 
my boyhood, and was with me just 
before the rebs got him. Don't forget 
me when the Bugle has a roll-call. 
Yours respectfully, 

James II. Merritt, 
Company E, First: Maine Cavalry . 
[History, p. 536.] 

Nat. Mil. Home, Leavenworth Co., 

KAN.. Nov. 15. 1S91. 
Dear General: 

The Bugle Call No. 6 came to 
hand last evening. En ' Ifindpos 
note to pay for same. Am very sorry 
that my health would not permit me to 
attend last reunion of the old First 
.Maine, but am glad that the boys had 
such a grand time. My health does 
not improve wry fast, and sh. 
the climate of the old Pine Tree State 
in the spring, then I can meet the boys 
at their reunions. 1 was very much, 
interested in Comrade Needham's ; 
count of the affair at Boyd ton PlanJ- 
Road, for there is where 1 was cap- 
tured — Comrade Ben Manter and my- 
self—and we charged through the 
woods there, and when Comrade Man- 
ter asked where the devil the company 
was. 1 found that we were all alone : 
we tried to get out, and t 1 
we had succeeded, when we ran plump 





into some twenty-five of the rebs, all 
drawn up in line to receive us. And 

the "Parson," Comrade Mantel's 
name the boys gave hirn, remarked, 
" Well, we are good for a trip to old 
Libby,"and he was correct, for we had 
no show to get away. We were 
completely surrounded. I hope some 
of the boys will come out and tell what 
they know about that little racket. 
Yours truly, 

W. S. Sylvester, 
Late Co. F, First Me. Cav. 
[Hist., p. 553-1 

Lynn, Mass., Nov. 17. 1891. 
General Cilley: 

I send you subscription for Bugle. 
I like it very much. The last Gael 
gave an account of Aldie and Upper- 
ville. At Aldie I had my horse shot 
under me. and two days a r ier. at 
Upperville, 1 got a sabre cut on the 
head, so these battles are exceedingly 
interesting to me. I am glad to hear 
from the boys through the BUGLE. 
Soon our ranks wall be thin for we arc- 
going down the other side. My best 
wishes to all the boys. 
Respectfully yours, 

Lyman P. Leighton, Go. D. 

[Hist., p. 516.] 

Houlton, Me., Nov. rS, 1S91. 
General Cilley : 

In answer to Call ••boots and 
Saddles.'' 1 am with you this time. 1 
enjoy reading the Bugle. Anything 
connected with the old First Maine Cav- 
alry has ever been of great interest to 
me. 1 enclose $2 for Bugle, last 
year and this year, and if 1 can in the 
future help any comrade 10 the Bugle, 
1 shall be oub too glad to do so. 
Yours in F. G & L, 
George W. Gray. 

[Hist., p. 473-1 


Winfield, Kan. 
Dear General : 

Enclosed please find one do! 
one year's subscription to . 
" May it live; long and prosper." 
Yours truly, 

S. G. S-- 
[Hist., p. 594-] 

133 Wylie \ve - 
Pittsburg, Pa., Dec. 1, 1 
J. P. Gil ley. Esq : 

Dent: Sir, — Enclosed please fin 
dollar, subscription for First M 
Bugle. Your action is commendabl 
1 am always glad to hear of tl 
airy being well to the front. Wi ' 
taken great pleasure in detailii .: ' . 
I). McM. Gregg for duty at Harris- 
burg, Pa. Cordially yours, 

W. S. Foster, M. D., 
Adj. First Pa. 

Fairfield, Me.., Dec. 5. 1891. 
General Cilley: 

Dear Sir.-— I have thought to write 
you for some time past in relati 
the Bugle 1 have received. 1 am 
not able to read them on accom I 
poor sight. My sight is not all 
but very dim so I cannot see tort • I 
nor work, hence 1 cannot do anything. 
1 am not able to pro for the ' • 
but I feel very grateful to the associa- 
tio i [or its kindly remembrance, and 
nothing would be more gratifyi 
me than to do an honorable part to 
keep up dm association. 

1 remain 3 ours truly, 
A. K. Sn 

[Hist, p. 572-]_ 

Monson, Me., Dec. 22, 1891. 
Dear General: 

1 will send you what is due or. the 
I.'iUGi e. 1 trusi our grand i 
merit will be well represented at the 
next nation. d encampment. T 
several of the old boys living here that 




are intending to go. I wish, there were 
more of them taking' the Bugle: I 
know they are able to clo so. 1 was 
prevented from attending our reunion 
at Houlton, but hope to see the boys 
next year at Washington. There are 
living here in Monson, Geo. H. Bray, 
Leonard Stone, Levi C. Flint and 
Robert F. Thomas. I remain yours 
ever, Albert F. Jackson. 
[Hist., p. 652.] 

Liberty, N. Y., Nov. 22, 1SS1. 
General Cilley : 

I have read tire history of the First 
Maine Cavalry. I do not remember 

driving in. 

When we advanced 

dismounted towards a piece of woods 
where the rebs were massed, we got a 
volley that we dismounted men were 
not looking for; ir took Major Chad- 
bourne and several of the officers and 
men, but most of the balls struck the 
ground in our front about ten feet, in 
a manner that plainly told us if we 
had been a little further advanced 
most of us would have been knocked 
out; that made our little gang waver 
for a few moments, but I do not re- 
member of many of the men leaving 
the line, and my recollection is that 
we laid down until the rest of the 
brigade came up, when we advanced 
to the timber and to the bank of the 
creek, where an old log fence made a 
sort of barricade, and we fought there 
until we were out of ammunition, but 
stayed until nearly dark as it was, and 
L myself, did not have a cartridge ex- 
cept one in my pistol for two hours 

I have often thought since, that it 
our officers had made the men use 
their ammunition a little more spar- 
ingly, so each man would have had 
:■ n rounds when the rebs made the 
final charge, that, we could have driven 
them off again and not been forced 

Mr. Sarles of this town, who was 

corporal in the snm 1 1 iny with 
me, was with the mounted picl I 
the left in the evening, when the rebel 
cavalry came across the creek and 
drove them in. Ffe has always main- 
tained that they could have 
and kept the rebs from crossii 
they had had cartridges, but 1 1 
tell; all 1 know is, that when \v< 1 
out of the wood the rebel cavalry was 
in the open held, and they c; pi 
seven of our company, if 1 rev 1 
right, some from the dismounted line 
and some from the mounted picket. 

I saw where General Smith, in his 
report of jettersville, says the Second 
New York made a gallant charge and 
repulsed the enemy; if that was the 
charge in column through the rebel 
lines, I remember it and how T f< It— 
not very gallant, I assure you, for 1 
just as much expected they would 
close in on us and we would go s > ttl 
as could be. Bill Parkers hoi 
shot, and he, himself, wounded, went 
headlong, and the rest of the regi 
rode over him. I never thought Bil 
v, o 1 1 1 d b e re 1 1 v e wh e 1 ) fo und, b u t h e w a s 
and able to walk. 

While we were in the Ninth corns 
dismounted, we got the lead in a much 
worse form than after we were 
mounted; we lost in killed and : 
tally wounded 105. worn. Jed ;.: ' 
recorded 134 missing, making 4S6 did 
nosed of in battle; of disease 91 : 
other causes a number sufficient to 
make our total io^s 580:- our total 
enlistment was 1440. Had v i e 
mounted from the first, I am sur - 1 
loss would have been less. Enoi 

Now let us get at it ana have a h ' :- 
ade reunion of Smith's Brigade at 
Washington next yea; . 

Yours in F. C. & I... 

Fno \r Clements, 
2d N. Y. Mounted Riries. 



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As they roam on the slopes of the mountai 
That only by angc Is are trod." 

Mr. John H. Goddard died at his 
residence, Cape Elizabeth, at midnight, 
Wednesday, Dec. 30, toot. lie had 
overcome the attack of pneumonia, but 
the heart failed, causing his decease. 

The funeral took place from his resi- 
dence at Cape Elizabeth, Jan. 3, 1892. 
There was a very large ale adance of 
the family and friends, besides some 
forty members of Bosworth Post, 
G. A. R. 

The services commenced with sing- 
ing by a quartette composed of Mrs. 
Fellows, Miss Rice, Messrs. Smith and 
Barnard, after which Rev. Dr. Blanch- 
ard read the Scriptures and offered 
prayer. The ritual of the Grand 
Army was then read by Chaplain 
Welch of Bosworth Post, and at the 

Maine Cavalry. The interi 

Mr. Goddard was 51 years 
He was the ninth of a family of - 
children bom to the late Col. J eh i 
Goddard. and Mrs. Goddard who sril! 
survives. The only two 
children are Mrs. Charles Goddard 
and Mrs. Thompson, both oi ' 
Elizal icth. When quite youn ; 
Goddard went to 1 arlton, New Bru 
wick, where he had charge of his 
father's lumber mill . At the breaking 
out of the war, he raised a portion of . 
con pany, and received the commission 
of first lieutenant of Co. E. Firsl 
Cavalry. He participated in all the 
campaigns of this regiment till Feb. 
28, 1S63, when he was honorabl 

close Dr. 

hard again offered charged for disability. When he r< 

prayer and the quartette sang. The 
floral offerings were beautiful and in- 
cluded a wreath fron: the Post. 
another from the Portland Light In- 
fantry, of which the cleceai 

■ , 11 bear 

honorary member, and 

Hon. W. V\\ Thomas. 

ers were Comrades Rodney Sparrow 

Caleb N. Lang, Geor ;e M. Young and 

George V Smith, all of the hirst 

covered sufficiently, he returned to the 
lumber business. All the late years of 

his life he resided at the family place 

at the Cape, and engaged ii 

lie leaves a widow, born Miss Mild 

1 )yer, daughter of the late Capt. Joseph 

W. Dyer, but. no children. He 

m mber of Carlton Union Lc . 

Masons, of Carlton, X. 13., and 

isw 1 irt h 

>ost, No. 2, G. A. R. 

this city.— Port/and Pr, 



Entered at the f'oxi Office, ltockla;\<l ', Jf ., as Second Class Mailer. 

Campaign ii. April, 1892. Call 8. 

" i he neighing troops, the flashing blade, 

[The Bugle's stirring blast.' - 










(Banquet at Lancers' Kali,) 
Auqust ilth, 1880. 

Editor, Edward F. To.rie, r'AWTccKEr, R. I. 

Published by the First Maine Cavalry Association. 

Address, f. P. Cilley, Treasurer, Rockland, Muni:. 




The nineteenth annual reunion was held at the Lancers' 
Armory, Boston,- on Monday, August Tith, 1890, at the same 
time with the, National Encampment, Grand Army of the 
Republic. It was a glorious reunion, and was a remarkable 
gathering of the comrades of the grand old regiment. While 
there were not so many of the comrades present who now 
reside in this good old State as has been the case in some pre 
vious reunions, there was a larger number from ether States, 
the meeting of the National Encampment offering extra fa< 
to the comrades living far away to visit Boston and their down- 
cast homes. So there were probably more instances whei 
comrades met who had not seen each other before since tl ■ w 
closed, than at any other reunion, except, of course, the first. 
All day long, at the armory, the comrades gathered, and there 
were decidedly cord!:;.! greetings, and the old stories were 
with more than the usual vim, as there were new listeners. 
Some of the comrades entered the armory at ten or eleven 
o'clock in the forenoon, and did not leave until ten or eleven 
o'clock in the evening, except long enough to get dinner or 
lunch. Nor were they lonesome hours. Oh, no"! the tim 
all too swiftly. And the enjoyment of the whole was enhanced 
by the presence of our loved commander, Gen. Charles H. 


The business meeting was caller! to order at 4 o'clock in the 
afternoon, by the president, Gen. Smith, who received a cord;; 


■ ■! 


greeting, and who gave the boys a cordial greeting, sa) ing: " ft 
is my pleasure to welcome so many of you as 1 sec here to 
It is my pleasure to meet so man)- ladies as I sec here. I 
congratulate you on coining to Boston to-day, where you will 
meet so many oi the comrades of the Grand Army of the 
Republic from all over this country. This is, indeed, a 

The records of the previous reunion were* read by the 
tare, Comrade Charles A. F. Emery, and were approi :d. 

The treasurer. Gen. Jonathan P. Cilley, presented his annual 
report, which was accepted, the auditing committee reporting 
that they had examined it and found it correct. 

The following were appointed a committee to nominate 
officers for the ensuing year, and to name three places from 
which to select a place for the next reunion: Field and staff, 
Maj. Benjamin F. Tucker; Co. A, Albert Fdgecomb ; Co. B, 
Samuel Shore}-; Co. C, liben Andrews: Co. 1), Gilbert X. 
Harris; Co. E, Capt. Black Hawk Putnam; Co. F. Charles F. 
Dam; Co. G, Capt. Isaac G. Virgin; Co. H, Lieut. William A 
Stone; Co. I, Bradley P. Doe ; Co. K, Lieut. George F. Jewett; 
Co. L, Augustus L. Brown; Co. M, Llewellyn Ford. 

While this committee was absent in the performance of its 
duty, Gen, Smith addressed the comrades substantially a 
lows: '• 1 wish to say a few words 1 in relation to the monument 
of the First Maine Cavalry at Gettysburg. The question of the 
monument was brought up at the annual reunion last year, ant! 
Maj. Thaxter made some suggestions in regard to it. It was 
understood that the money appropriated by the Legisla 
would not be enough. Th a amount was very small, and it was 
not expected there would be sufficient to erect such a monument 
as we desired, ft was expected that contributions would be 
called for, and I ■ Iged $ioo for that purpose, if necessary, 
but the State was generous enough to appropriate the whole 
amount for the monument, and no collection was called t a 
went to- Gettysburg October 50, last, to the dedication of our 
monument— -ol ill a : Maine monuments. We went' to our 
monument early in the morning, and the entire delegation, about 



five hundred, was present at its dedication. Since that time it 
occurred to me that many of the comrades of the regin 
might not be able to see it. We had some photograph t; 
at the time — one of the front of the monument, and another 
with the delegation from the regiment — nine members. 1 ex- 
ceedingly regret that all in this hall had not been there, i; 
occurred to me that it might be pleasant to have a souvenir of 
the exercises of that day, that each member might have o 
he wished it, and 1 decided to spend the money which 1 had 
pledged for the monument in that way. 1 wrote to Con, 
Tobie, and he to Comrade Emery, and they have prepared a 
souvenir, giving two views of the monument, and the ord 
exercises. There were a few remarks oi my own, and an appro- 
priate poem by Comrade Tobie. arid he always says som< tl 
appropriate when he says anything. I have caused these to be 
prepared under direction of Comrades Tobie and Emery, 
have brought them here to-day. I have also brought two 
the large pictures. All these souvenirs are for those who \ 
to take them. ! want ever}' one who wants one of these to 
take one. When it. was necessary to have a stee! plate engrav- 
ing for the history, I wanted some to give to my friends. 1 
have brought some of them here and I want to give one to each 
comrade. If any comrade wants my picture, help yourself." 

These remarks were greeted with the heartiest of applause. 
and a recess was taken to "help themselves," which the comrades 
proceeded to do with such vigor that soon pictures and souvei 
were gone. It was an act of thoughtful kindness on th 
of the general, and owe which the comrades thoroughly - , 
ciated, while the souvenirs will be prized as long as they live, 
and prized more and more as the days go b) . 

The committee then returned and reported a list of officers 
foi the ensuing year, which report was accepted, and the ofiicers 
were elected, as follows: 

President— Gen. Charles U. Smith, of Fort Wayne, Mich. 

Vice-President— Capt. Black Hawk Putnam, uf Houlton. 

Treasurer— Gen. J. P. Cilley, of Rockland. 

Recording Secretary — Charles A, F. Lmery, of West Medford, Mass. 

Corresponding Secretary — Lieut. Orrin S. Haskell, of Pittstield. 

. . . 



The same committee reported the names of ( )rl tnd, H< 
and Pittsfield for the reunion next year, and Houltoi . . 

The meeting then adjourned, and there was another especially 
delightful season of comradely chat until evening. 


The annua! banquet was held in the banquet hall of th< 
armory at 8 o'clock in the evening. Here, seated around well 
supplied and handsomely decorated tables, were ab ui 
hundred and fifty comrades and ladies, and here, list n . 
music by an orchestra, the part}' enjoyed the banquet, spiced 
with man\" a story and joj 


When eating was no longer a pleasure, Gen. Smith called to 

order and addressed the assembly substantially as follow? : 

Comrades a.\!< Laoiks — I might, perhaps, properly bid you welcome h 
night, but it would be far more in consonance with my feelings to consi : ' 
guest here. 1 think 1 never appreciated one of these gatherings more than I 
night. When I think of this great city, crowded with soldiers trying to have r go i 

.irne, and consider our situation as 

•mrades seated together to t 

. . 

stories, one thought occurs to me which will be the only thought which I shall present. 
These meetings have often times been taken up with telling what the First 
Cavalry did In t; t war. Thai story has been told often an loft n. aj I never 1 
tiresome, liut I was thinking to-day if we might not recall what the first 
Cavalry has done since the war. We have- organized the First Main : C . airy Asso- 
ciation, which lias existed tor years, and me- ts \ car after year, presenting ii i 
in a form whici delight: our hearts to see. Wc have our history vritten ai 
which certainlv has received flattering encomiums from ever.' one. Ii is 
historv. I fur one feel very proud of ii, and have taken a goodly nuvn 
copies. Again, we have our two m nnents at Gettysburg. They are nov 
facts— -the division a)id the regimental tnoi anient — they are among the thin: 
wt: have achieved .since the war. hast, but not least, we 'nave organized the ! u!i 
Auxiliary, and the ladies come to ch< . ' len us here, and make these 

in! csting. Thesi are dih of Uk we have I ne since the war, and 

t ii Ii we ari not yet | . : .-; a. : of hi \i much, what may wc 

■ the surfeiting of life? 

GKN. i ( SNA'! II W 1'. CI LI. FY. 

<-■>•, i \\ Cilley was next called upon and made some ren 

xpressed his great gratifi ii 

at being present, and alluded in glowing term- to the noble 

i e s i 

icrtinent to the o - 


history of the First Maine Cavalry. Praise comes to it, he 
affirmed, from every side, but while we arc proud of our r< i ord 
we hail a promise of something equally good in the futun 
that is in the yearly gatherings of old comrades. The speaker 
went on to advocatethe preservation in some permanent fori . 
of the likenesses of not only the present members of the organi- 
zation, but of those who have passed on. He also advocated 
the formation of an organization of the sons of the comrades of 
the First Maine Cavalry. 

Col. Samuel H. Allen was next called upon. He spoke very 
briefly, saying, "I requested the president not to call upon me 
as I am not accustomed to speech-making; he asked me to get 
up and show myself and make a bow, and I have done so. 1 
hope you enjoy this occasion as much as I do." 


Dr. DeWitt C. Durgan, president of Hillsdale Colleg 

gan, a classmate of Gen. Smith in college, was next introduced. 

After a lew pleasant introductory remarks, he said : 

] am glad to be with you, though 1 am no soldier. I watched you all tL I 
Whatever fighting 1 did was with the rebels at home. I watched with a great 
interest my friend Gen. Smith, and he was a courageous man. i knew he was a £ood 

■: sal at one c; 

;f \\ 



he was next to me. (Laughter.) If there are any men to whom 1 instinctively take 
off my hat, it is to the boys in blue. Before I take off my hat to the President, ur to 
our educators, I take of! my hat to the Union soldier. It is through their - 
that we possess a grand nation, for which we thank God and you. The First Maine 
Cavalry regiment was a remarkable regiment. It has an unblemished history. I never 
read of this regiment running in the wrong direction. If they did they simply ad- 
vanced backward. It is an honor to belong to the First Maine Cavalry, it is an honor 
to belong to the Grand Army of the Republic, it is an honor to belong to the Union 
army, for the sun never shone on such an army since time began. No matter what 
was required to be done in the army, it was done. If you wanted a bridge built, you 
had only to detail a number of men and it was ready; if you wanted an engine made, 
you had only to detail a number of men and it was ready; I don't know but if you wished 
to get married you had only to detail a man to do it. If the government f; 
pay the men, it sometimes happened that we had privates who were abl : 
whole regiment. There never was an army that carried under its jacket 
a vast amount of patriotism as our boys carried. They were not fighting for con \ 
but to preserve the country and the grand old stars and stripes with never a star ob- 
literated, or a stripe torn off. I thank God for the spirit of the men who went into 

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the army. And you secured v/b at you fo ght for. You secured the Union, you se- 
cured liberty to the slave, you secured a united country, you secured al 
which we have to-day. There are suprcm : moments in tb : live:, of n il i 

dividuals. That was a supreme moment when John Hancock signed the ! •■ 
of Independence: that was a supreme moment v hen Abraham Lincoln took t 
and signed the act of emancipation; that was a supreme moment in the lit* 
young man when he tendered his services and his life to the country. All that i 
in truth, all that is precious in freedom, al! that is sacred in law, all that is be 
in morals, al! that is sacred in out' religion, we owe to su< h as you, who foug I 
grand old stars and stripes. 


Gen. Smith then introduced Col. Albion C. Drinkwal 
Br am tree, Mass., who said: 

It gives me great pleasure, foi myself and in behalf of the Massachusetts Bran ' 
the First Maine Cavalry Association, to welcome so many of our old comra 
their wives and sons and daughters, to this heart of the coj i we; Ith. We <\u not 
lose one bit of our pride it: the good old State of Maine, which has sent out - ;. 
brave sons, so many noble daughters. A year ago we held a reunion in this eity, 
had a banquet at the Revere House, with an immense number of comra ' ■ uiny 
more than we had any reason to suppose would be here I base visiti I erent 

tov ns in Maine to attend our reunions, for years, and I had come to believe that tin :•• 
were not one hundred and fifty of our old comrades left. But a year og<> vs ; f 
tiic)- ran up into hundreds. To-day they come again, and we welcome them to-d 
we did a year ago, as we will every year if they will come here. Mass 
honors the men from Maine as she honors her own sons, but to-night the cit\ is ; li 
with the defenders of the Union, and the Governor of the State, and the o! 
the city are obliged to be absent from tins gathering. And so to-night we ga 
here -all to ourselves, and in this hall, kindly given to your use by the N ti 
Lancers, we assemble and greet one another, and shal ha md talk ovei oui 

associations, and brimj our childre! : cuuaintanee with each other. In I 

the Massachusetts Branch oi this as ociation, ! thank the boys who have eon e ! ere 

C;i;\. Ll.kW KLi.YN (.. ESTES. 

Con. Smith then introduced Gen. Llewellyn G. Estes, 
Washington, I). C. former!; Co. A, but for two years on i 

staff of Gun. Ivilpatrick. After a little skirmishing, Gen. K: 

In 1S6} this regiment was called up >n to furnish an aid on the brigade staff. ! 
was selected ha that p >sition fro n Co. A. 1 never knew the reason for this i I ; 
until 1 '— - at u '.••;,; at a n •Air. oi the Cavalry < .. ■ si\ weeks ago. v> 
Gen. Smith cam to . ■ < : ' ' r ! i sity <Hid years 1 ; :e! as if 1 uugl I t • make 

onfe ;ion. Wli nth i tail un ; i .vas sent for, Col. Douiy k vas uiub 

whom to send, but ! sj t ' im, ''1 isere s Lstes; he won't work in harness; 1 
work in harness, avid run bettei i ' Laughter.) U was mv misfori 


not to have served with the regiment anymore. T left it in 1863. But perl . I 

had as good an opportunity as any one to know what the opinion of tl 

officers in regard to the regiment was. On Saturday la-; [ met Gen. 

told him where I was going and he said, " Give my love to < ry member uf th . 

First Maine Cavalry. '''' I have been living in the r^outh and in Washington since the 

war, and have been associated w\i\\ and met with a good man) leaders oi the 

South. I was talking with one one das- about this regiment, and 

"You-uns must have had about five thousai 1 ; len in that 1 G 11. Wade 

Hampton told me he considered the First Maine Cavalry the best 1 ient of c 

north of Mason and Dixon's line. I was with Gen. Kilpatrick two years, and 1 heard 

him say many times. "There was never a regiment equal to the First Maine Ca ; 


After sick call was sounded, Gen. Smith introduced Li 
Edward P« Tobie, of Paw-tucket, R, I. Lieut. Tobie commenced 
by relating an incident of the raid towards Gordonsville, under 
Gen. Sheridan, when Gen. Smith gave the unmilitary order, in 
military style, "Go on with your apple sauce." and con tin 

As we come here to-night, and look into the old familiar faces lance back 

over the quarter of a century that has passed we were mustered out oi - 
and our grand old regiment was disbanded, how the old memories come up 
ns. We remember all the incidents, from the day of enlistment until the day see left 
the service, and we are young again. Very many of us have found the struggle foi 
existence in civil life quite as hard — aye. much harder— than in the life in the service. 
and are sometimes inclined to look back upon the days in the army as the happiest of 
our lives, and regard these reunions as the bright spots of em existence. We have 
all found life less pleasant, and more burdensome because we went into I ;ervi 
not only those who have ever since suffered from ■> ounds or fi im 

but all of us. You will remember that at the time we enlisted many of us were 
promised the same situation when we returned. This promise it was impossible to 
carrv out, from the nature of the case, with those who were gone from he me 
time. But even in the few instances where this promise was kept, tl 
as did all of us, that he was at a disadvantage. The three or four years duri 
which we had been in the service had been very busy years at i 
the manners and customs of business and of life hod changed; improvements 
been freely ma •. and d work at most oi the trades was carried on in a die 
manner. So we all found ourselves three or four years behind our 1 m.ipani >ns 
fore the war, in the contest for life. The boys and young men whom we left 2 ap- 
prentices, were now full journeymen, and better journeymen than we, because 
four years* experience which we had lost. Audit was so everywhere as wed as \\ 
trades. This three or-four years we have never bee; ablet itel up, and w< 
labored under this disadvantage ah our lives and to-day are not where we would I 
been, in a business and pecuniary line, had we remained at home ir.stt ■■' I 
And yet, with a full understanding of this and all it means I . , inspire 

of the sufferings and disability entailed bv the service, I do n lieve t is a 

:, who 

orrv that he enlisted in the First Maine Cavalry. i\ r, 





comrades, we have tins for compensation. We have the consciousness of 
country well performed, and we have the memories of those glorious : 
Those can never be taken away from us — those we can always enjoy. Let 
ever keep these memories bright, and let us transmit to our children the les 
patriotism, of heroism, of love of country, of devotion to duty, of reverei 
grand old stars una stripe?, which our comrades exemplified, even to yiel 
lives, under the banner of the First .Maine Cavalry. 


Gen. Smith paid a high tribute to Hon. Hannibal Hamlii 
his public services- during his long life, and introduced Dr. Au- 
gustus C. Hamlin, who spoke substantially as follows: 

I wish T could tell you how dear your reputation is in the State of Maine, ai 
much the country owes to you ior your gallant services. I will tell you one or two 
incidents which may be pleasant for you to hear. Soon after the close of the war 1 
was going from Nashville to Knoxville, J enn TJ when we arrived at a place \v] 
railroad had not been repaired, and we had to putin a Few hours of 
station. On the platform was a rebel soldier in full uniform, who was in great trepi- 
dation. There were there many Tennesseeans who were down on the rebels, and 
they were eyeing him as if they would lute him. lie saw ray uniform and put himscl 
under my care and the protection of the United States, lie said las name was | 
Mason, and that lie was a son oi Mason, of the Mason-Slidell Trent affair. I 
him, "Keep quiet, don'tlet them know it; if the}- find who you are, they'll have vuuj 
blood.'" In due time the train moved on, and we were on our way. When we had 
reached Virginia he said to me, "You saved my life — yours is in danger now; 1 will 
protect you; lam known here; [commanded the First Virginia Cavalry; v i ... 
front Maine; where did you get those damned [urates tha fori ! the i irst NJ 
Cavalry?' 1 ) replied that they were n t pirates, they were gentlemen, every 
them. He said, "We never liked them; it was the worst regiment we had to 
counter; it was the bravest regiment of ai! we h i ' I i /ht, and we were always . 1 
when they wer*. not in our front.'' This was Col. Mason of the first Virgini Cav- 
alry. In 1N6.2, i was with Gen. Si' gel, a? Sperryville, when one d iv a French officer— 
a gallant officer who had served in Algiers and with ( en. Garibaldi in !m'_ 
sent to tins country b> * laribakli i — came into my tent and said to me, "I r 
seen a regiment of cavalry pass by, going towards Culpepper, which is oi 
finest regiments 1 ever saw in any l inntry.'' i sprang upon a b rse, foil iwed that 
regiment, caught it, and up >n inquiring, u What regiment is this?'' received th 
ply, "First Maine Cavalry." This was Gen. -Gustavus Chiseret, afterwards Secretary 
of War undei the Commune a: Pai 


Letters of regret at the inability oi the writers to be pi 
were then read from His Kxcellency Governor Brackett, • His 
Honor Mayor Hart, and Commander Innis of the Depart:: 
of Massachusetts, Grand Army oi the Republic. 




At this point several well-known comrades of prominence in 
Grand Arm)- circles entered the armor)- and were most cordially 
received. Among them was Gen. Joshua L. Chamberlain, who 

was at once called upon by Gen. Smith, and responded bi 
and pleasantly, saying, " 1 didn't coma here to make a speech, 
bat I heard that the First Maine Cavalry was up here, ; 
thought I would come and see what had happened. There never 
was much of anything to be done when the First Maine Cavalry 
had been there. 1 came to see you again, for I'm only twenty- 
five years old when I see you." The general concluded with a 
pleasant reference to the regiment at Appomattox Court House. 


Gen. \Y. R. Smedburg, Commander of the Department of 
California, Grand Army of the Republic, was next called Lip - 
He said : 

We have come a longways to meet you, but though we have travelled threi 
thousand miles, we feel just as much at home. We always remember Mail 

quest that the Grand Army of the Republic should hold their next annual ei 
merit in San Francu-co. It was a new idea, for the Grand Army of the [\ 
never had been further west than Denver before. But that proposition was adopted 
in 1'ortl md, and v e always felt we were indebted to Maine. W ; only pe the time 
will come for the Grand Army of the Republic to again come to the Pacific coast. 

The general closed with an invitation to all to visit the Cali- 
fornia headquarters, at the Brunswick. 


Major Benjamin F. Tucker suggested, as so many of the 
ment may never get together again, and as the colonel was with 
them, that the comrades march as the First Maine Cavalry in 
the next day's parade. After a lively discussion, the suggestion 
was withdrawn. 


Hon. William K. Barrett, speaker of the Massachusetts Mous« 
Representatives, was then introduc 
patriotic speech, receiving oft applause, 

of Representatives, was then introduced, and made a r; 



A few words of parting and good will closed the form; Li 
but the comrades lingered long in the armory to once moi 
over the old times before saying the " Goo i byes." 


The fifth annua] reunion of the Ladies' Auxiliary of th 

Maine Cavalry was held in one of the parlors of the La 

Armory at the same time as the regimental reunion. ': . 

president, Mrs. Susie H. Drinkvcater, called the meeting to order, 

and in the absence of the secretary, Miss Grace E. Tobie was 

elected secretary pro tern. The association voted to adopt t 

badge of the First Maine Cavalry Association. Officers for the 

ensuing year were elected as follows: 

President— Mrs. Addie Tobie, Pawtueket, Iv. I. 

Vice-President — Mrs. C. W. Lang, Portland. 

Secretary and Treasurer — Miss Grace I:.. Tobie, Portland. 

The meeting adjourned until the next reunion of the ! 

Maine Cavalry Association. There was a goodly number 

ent, including fourteen who had net before registered. 


The comrades of tin-- Massachusetts Branch held their annual 
reunion and dinner at the Crawford H< use, on the evening 
April 3d, 1890. Many, of the comrades were accompanied by 
ladies, and previous to the m :eting and banquet an informal re- 
c< ption was held in the hotel parlors. At 6 p. m. the business 
meeting was held, President G. N. Harris occupying the chair. 
Officers for the ensuing year were elected as follows: Pre : 
Gilbert X. Harris; first vice-president, Capt. H. C. rial'; second 
vice-president. A. L, Ordway ; secretary, C. A. F. Emery; 
treasurer, Col. A. C. Drinkwater; executive committee, Albert 
Edgecomb, P. V . Shevlin and C. E. jacks. Comrade Ed 
reported that the armory ol the National Lancers on Bulfinch 
street had been ; " t foi in dquarters of the re gin 

association during enc n pn week in August. The follow- 

ing' committee was •-, ■■ mi ■■''■ to co-operate with the g 
committee of the regimental association in making prepar 


for trie reunion in August: P. F. Shevlin, Albert Edgccomb, 
D. W. Gage, H. C. Whitney, Frank W. Green, Col. A. C. Drii 
water, C. 0. Stone, G. N. Harris, George F. Jewett, B. P. Doc, 
Charles E. jacks, Horatio C. Libby, G. A. F. Emery, Jam 'i 

Williams and H. C. Hall. 

At 7.30 ]). m. the company marched to the banquet hall, when 
covers were laid for fifty persons. Comrade Gilbert \. I 
presided, and about the well spread table were seated the f 1 
ing: Bvt. Brig.-Gen. J. P. Cilley, Col. Albion C. Drinkwater, 
Lieut. George F. Jewett and wife, George N. Harris and wife, 
A. L. Ordway and wife, Mrs. F. M. Hoyt, Albert Edgecomb and 
wife. P. F. Shevlin and wife, Miss Sarah Devine, D. W. Gage: 
and wife, C. O. Stone and wife, A. C. Souther and wife, George 
Ordway, T. J. Long and wife, Isaac C. Brick and wife, C. H. 
Stevens and wife, Warren Mansur, S. S. Goodhue, H. R. Green, 
N. L. Owen, J. T. Williams, Alfred Pierce, T. B. Pulsifer, J. S. 
Curtis, F. W. Green, C. A. F. Emery. It being, in fact, a family 
party, the after-dinner exercises were: characterized by a delight- 
ful informality, brief addresses being made by Comrades G. N. 
Harris, Gen, J. P. Cilley, G. F. Jewett, Col. Albion C. Drink- 
water, P. F. Shevlin, Alfred Pierce, Warren Mansur and ethers. 

To the efforts o( the committee as above appointed is due the 
pleasant success of this reunion. 




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In the northern part of the country an J four miles 
Richmond arc the Midlothian coal mines, then owned and 
operated by an English company. 1 [ere I posted C 
Wilson with his F company. At my second visit to this 
I met a servant with the compliments of Colonel Ball, ir 
me to calf on him before ! should return. Towards evci 
went to the house to which i had been directed and met the 
colonel at the door. As each anticipated the other, we 
very soon informally introduced. He had buried his wife b 
few days before and J found his beautiful home in mourning. 
lie was much affected in telling" me of his loss, but h 
rallied and our conversation turned not unnaturally upo 
war, its causes and probable results. During my sh 
he told me that for years before the war he had commai 
militia company of. cavalry, all the members of which were resi 
dents of his county and that he knew each man pers< n 
When the State had passed the ordinance of secession and as- 
sumed a place in the confederacy the members of this company 
met and unanimously tendered their services to the new govern- 
ment which were immediately accepted. He was not an or 
secessionist, but. when the men whom he had so long comm li 
and in whom he felt so much pride and interest with so 
favor and enthusiasm espoused the new cause, he was forced to 
unite his fortunes with theirs or to single handed and 
vainly beat against the popular tide o\ public opinion and 
treated as a coward and as a traitor to Virginia's hon >r and t<> 
Virginia's interests. Indeed he regretted md deplored tl . 
that had severed or attempted to sever his native Stal 
Union, and the singularly unfortunate circumstance- that * 



rounded him alone prevented his pursuing a course hi , b 
judgment commended; accordingly he was soon in th 
rebel at the head of a rebel command. When our troops first 
occupied Alexandria, he was on duty at that place:, an 
thirty-five of his men surrendered to Colon-;! Wilcox under cir- 
cumstances that were somewhat difficult for him to satisfactorily 
explain to his government with the highest honors to himself 
and his command. He undoubtedly labored under an error or 
misapprehension of orders, and was thoroughly loyal to the 
cause after 3m had made his decision and embarked in it. His 
next service after his exchange was at Bull Rem July 2 1st, 1861. 
Years before the war a troop o\ cavalry was raised at Warms' 
Va., and vicinity, which was known as the Black Horse Cavalry. 
Each man was mounted on a shining black horse and the. ti 
for a long time was famous on the old Virginia muster-fields for 
the excellency of its drill and discipline, for the beauty of its 
horses and the skill of their riders. Its fame continued m 
years, bat when the war broke out it had gone down and was 
only a little more than a shadow l>[ its earlier worth and 
splendor. But when the call came for troops its ranks wane 
quickly idled and it went into the held under the old name of 
Black Horse Cavalry. At the battle of Bull Run this company 
was put in squadron with Colonel, then Captain, Bali's company, 
and Captain Ball, being senior or ranking officer, commanded the 
squadron thus formed. He was not called into action until tin 
Union troops commenced to retreat and then lie was ordered to 
charge and pursue them. He followed farther than any other 
confederate troops — to the bridge over Cud) Run where so much 
of our artillery trams had been jambed and blocked and aban- 
doned. Besides wagons and guns, with .has small force he 
captured a number of fleeing Federals, a number much larger 
than he had men to guard, whom he disarmed and ordered to 
the rear — to the rebel lines — some o( whom went as directed, 
but man\- more escaped and reported a few days later in W 
ington. As he knew his own men personally, he could call each 
by name, but when lie directed the men of the other- con 
to do anything he would say " Black Horse " do this or " Bi 





Morse" do that. He thought ii more than probable thai 
of the men who escaped hoard him use the t< rm " Black Hoi 
and therefore reported that they had been charged and captured 
by the Black Horse Cavalry. 

I confess 1 was not a little surprised at this bit of undou 
history ol that famous troop of fabulous exploits as I learned it 
from the lips of its reliable commander. At the time of thai 
battle I was in an infantry regiment stationed on Meridian Hill 
near Washington. We were not called out until evening and 
then did not leave the hill. The next day the rain fell furi- 
ously, and for a time our camp was literally over-run • 
stragglers from our broken and beaten army who were in search 
of food and shelter and their lost regiments. Many of them, if 
their reports were true, had been charged and captured by the 
Black Horse Cavalry, and the frightful stories of what th< 
seen and endured made me almost wish ! had never " gone for a 
sojor." Indeed, I could fancy a long line of shining black horses, 
extending from the white plains o\ Manassas to the right and 1 
as far as the eye could reach, mounted by lithe and activ 
bearing huge claymores in their strong hands, and swooping 
merciless!}" down upon our brave boys, already exhausted with 
the heat, the march and the fight! Ay, 1 could almost see 
poor fellows vanish from earth at the touch of those miracul - 
blades, or trodden into the turf by the heavy hoofs of the 
charging steeds ! How unlike my wild imagination, ba I - : 
the fearful reports I had heard, were the simple tacts 1 lea; 
from the lips of this modest man, the principal actor in t 
closing scene of that dramatic day. 

When 'the confederate cavalry was organized into regie 
the so called Black Horse Cavalry formed a part of the Fourth 
Virginia regiment and as Black [Torse Cavalry was heard ol no 
more, but in after years the members < f that organization to 
which the\- belonged were no strangers to us and on every I 
where we met them are mingled the bones of the blue an ! 
gray, or little mounds, beneath, which rest the rem a n 
bravest and best of both regiments, rise above the plain, thus 
eloquently attesting the valor and the fidelity to the causes i 



which they fought. At Aidie, June 17th, [863, we too) om 
them their colors, but it was a trophy dearly, yes, too < 

When the Fifteenth Virginia Cavalry was Corn 
Ball was made its colonel, but on account of ill health he 1 
from the service- before the close of the war. 


The following is copied from Colonel Cilley's official report of 
the campaign of Lee's surrender, made in April, [865: 

I also beg leave to mention the following instances of individual exampl 
bravery : 

Sergeant Major Edward P. Tobie, [r., after receiving two wounds, either of which 
would have procured him admission to a hospital, refused to go on the >i k list, but 
remarried with the regiment, and after Adjutant Little and Acting Adjutant i\ 
wounded, discharged the full duties of adjutant. 

Also Samuel Gurney, sergeant of Co. B, who on the av nil ; o( tl 1 9th of A] ril, 
while securing some Spencer ammunition left on the held, saw ,m opportunii 
capture some prisoners, and with two men, all the force that was with him. c\ 
ami captured one captain, one lieutenant, a sergeant and fourteen men. One of trm 
two men with Sergeant Gurney was killed and the sergeant had a bullet p 
his pistol holster. 

Also to make the following recommendations for Brevet: 

Captain Myrick, Captain Hall and Captain Freese, who during the wintct an I 
spring campaign have commanded battalions, particularly Captain Myrii k for i 
guished services at Dmwiddie Court House when sent across the Ci 
battalion, and Captain Hall for bravery and efficient services at Dinwiddie Court 
House and gallantry in the charge at Farmville. 

Immediately after making the above report, a fuller st tl m 
o( the services of the captains recommended for promotion was 
called for and the following \va? sent forward : 

1 respectfully recommend the following named captains commanding battalions for 
promotions as brevet maj »rs : 

Captain Henry C. Hall. 

Captain John D. Myrick. 

Captain John A. Freese. 

They all have been in command of their respective b Hoi •• during mos! 
campaign last fall, almost the entire time during the winter and all the time this 





Captain. Hall served three month in the first regirn nt i . '. . Maim 
been in this regiment since its first organization. \h 
of his battalion at Wyatt Farm, Sept. 30th, 1864. \t the actio : 

House, he held his battalion with tenacious courage to th I . • ' in£ 33 per 
his officers. At the charge at Farmville he displayed marked gallantry, I 
column that did most to dislodge the enemy from their strong position 
just, beyond the city. 

Captain Myrick is also a veteran and was in command of a battalion 
last summer. At the action near Diuwiddie Court House, March 31st, his ha! 
alone crossed th? creek and met the enemy's first attack in ! ' norni ig. i I 
played great courage in the manner he withdrew it, and foi , I •■ -\\ the en 
In all the other actions he acquitted himself with honot 

Captain Frees e "has seer: service first in the Seventh Maine Infantry, then in First 
District of Columbia Cavalry, ami since the transfer of thai r< iment '• 
this. In the charge on Lee's train the 7th inst, he was 1 lcI i the bowel: 
bullet, causing severe pain and conti med nausea, but rem with 

reported himself for dutj till the present time. 

The double duty imposed on the above named officers, viz : field officers an 
pany commanders, for there were no lieutenants in either of their comp mi 
meritorious manner in which they have '".. I irged both, deserves, I respectfully s 
gest, the recommended brevet rank. 

Lieut. Bowman's Wedding Journey. 

Des Moines, Ia., Nov. 51b, 1891. 
General j. P. Cilley: 

My Dear General: On entering my office this morning I 
saw upon my desk with papers and letters a copy of the " Fir: t 
Maine Bl; 1 In glancing over it I was reminded of my trip) 

during the past summei to nr own native Maine. Leavin 
on the fifth of July, / went to Columbus, Ohio; thence to De- 
troit and on to Toronto, where we took the boat -'■ 
to the St. Lawrence through the Thousand Islands and 1 
to Montreal, stopping for a time at the Windsor; thence across 
to the White Mountains and from there to Portland, Me. I had 
a desire to spend a few weeks on some o( the beautiful is! . n 
in Casco Bay. and was a, eel by friends to make my stay at 
Little Cheb ; • '•■ ■ ;even miles from Portland. We I 
on that is] in I a eery pleasant hotel and remained th :r 
three weeks, frequently going to Portland. On one of 1 



trips I called upon Major Thaxter at his new and beautiful h i 
1 was much pleased to meet him, he being the only offio i i 
our old regiment that I have met since we wei disband d ii 
Augusta, 1865. I have seen but three members ■ 
in all these twenty-six years. After visiting Old Orchard we 
went l.o Boston, where we stopped a week; thence to X« ■;. 
Baltimore, and on down to the old battle-ground at Gettysburg. 
After a ride of twenty miles over the grounds I became 
interested that I concluded to make a longer stay there than 1 had 
anticipated. We left the hotel and secured rooms and board at 
the home of one Mr. R. Sheecls. Eighteen years ago he 
built this home on Seminary Ridge — on the very grounds where 
so many of our brave men fell in the first day's fight. A si 
distance back of his house among the trees is where Gen 
Reynolds fell — a monument marks the spot — and to th r left < 
his house and not far away is a slab marking where one linn . 
and twenty of our men fell in twenty minutes. '! his gentleman 
has a vineyard, and the many shade trees about his home mad- 
it vary pleasant to remain there during the hot days of Aug 
He lived in the town during the battle, and after tl first day's 
fight the rebels, having by their superior numb r ' can' 

men to Cemetery Ridge, seized upon his hous< and madu 
it a hospital, holding it until the morning of the 4th. Con- 
sequently he was able to give much interesting information 
about the battle. From the front veranda of his house we had 
a grand view of the battle-fields from Big Round Top, on I 
yond Wolf's Hill, covering the whole una of bailie, and 
on the left of Wolfs Hill with the glass we could see thus i 
the trees a white monument which 1 believe to be one of those 

erected on the ground where we 

ad th 


nt with 

Stuart on the afternoon of the 3d of July/ 1865. The points 
thai most forcibly drew my attention were Culp's Hill, Devil 
Den, Little Round Top, and the Bloody Angle, where Pic 
macle his desperate charge. A party of us spent, one afters 
viewing the grounds where we had the cavalry light. It lays as 
you know about four miles from Gettysburg. On oar v 
we came to the monument of the First Maine Cavalry. I was 


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delighted to sec it — halted our carnage, got out and ha^ ! 
view of it and the inscription of the battles thereon. You know it 
stands by and facing the main road, but sad to relate a herd oi 
occupied the field where it is located and they had been p< 
their noses so much about the base that on the back side they 
had made a wallowing place and there i. danger, if they :■ 
to occupy that held in the years to come, of their undermining 
it. While looking at it 1 felt then and feel now that an iron 
fence should be built around it for protection. We passed on 
to the centre of the battle-ground, where stands the fine monu- 
ment erected by General Gregg with our assistance, where 1 saw 
cut in the sides with other regiments engaged our own. I am 
inclined to think the monument erected and designated there: as 
the General Custer monument is the finest on that field. 

blow forcibly came back to me the fearful ride I took on the 
evening of the third clay's battle, and on my return had to run 
tr;e rid-: under fire of a rebel regiment with my order!)' to mala 
my escape. This 1 never told you of, but may some time. ( >n 
the 3d of last July a citizen found a shell in what 1 think is 
called Stony creek. It had been there for twenty-eight years. 
He took a sledge hammer and broke it open. It was one of 
those shells filled with bullets. I brought the half of it home 
containing some of the bullets and have it as a remembrance of 
the terrible conflict on and around Gulp's Hill, Devil's Den and 
Little Round Top. We remained two week- on this battlefield. 
and 1 have never visited a more interesting place. 

I hand you with this, draft on New York payable to your 
order. Please enter my name for the " First Maine Bugle " for 
1802. Send a copy to some deserving comrade oi the old regi- 
ment for me. 

Your friend and com rude, 

M. Y. T. Bowman. 

I I 


Southern Sailors. 

Gen. Thomas J. Munford, of the confederate 
letter appeared in the October Bugle, writes the Bugle a few 
jokes pertinent to the confederate service which are interesting 

as coming from an old opponent whose fighting qualities won our 
respect : 

Speaking of horsemen, recalls a requisition made upon me 
when stationed near Fredericksburg during the war, by General 
Fitz Lee to send him a detail of fifty men accustomed to bo i 
He wanted to cross the Rappahannock below that town and sur- 
prise a camp on the north side. I had to reply there were not 
fifty men in my regiment who could cross the river in the day 
time with a sail boat, or who had ever been in anvthin •' larp - 
than a dug-out; that if he wanted men to be ready for a d 
and celerity after getting over, he had better look to the tide 
water regiments; that if the winds blew and the waves ran knee 
high, half of my men would be upset internally. I give you an 
example : 

General William E. Jones was crossing the Shenandoah river 
one da}- on the march when the river was very high and still 
rising. The Seventh Regiment had come over and a part oi the 

. bo ^ I 

Sixth, when a raft of trees came splashing along and a ] 
fellow on a poor weak horse was washed down, the ho 
drowned, and the soldier escaped almost miraculously as he 
could not swim. The next squadron would not move. Jones 
never minced his words but swore at tire lieutenant colonel to 
move on. "Gome over with your men." The reply was, "The 
men will not take the water, it is too high." "Then c< 
yourself and leave the damned cowards behind." He replied, 
" My head swims now, and I can't risk it." " Oh, hell ! " said 
Jones, " if my head would swim I would come over alter y 
and darn the water, but it won't, so stay where you are and wait 
till the nasty stream kills." It was a long time before he h a i 
the last of " his head wouldn't swim." 

Since my letter to you I have seen Lieutenant Colonel Watts 
of the Second Virginia Cavalry, who was wounded severely at 
Aldie (and honorably discharged from held service), who 





the Second Regiment, and he has promised to giv< me hi 
recollections on paper. lie: was wounded ear!}- in the action, 
when the command of the regiment devolved upon Major Gary 
Breckenridge, who was a superior soldier, several time 
wounded and had his eyes and nose disfigured by a sabre cut 
at the second Manassas battle. Colonel Watts and Majoi 
Breckenridge were battered severely in the fight, each re 
man}' wounds as they were attacked by odds and resisted in th 
spirit of regular graduate-. Both of them were spli i did Jdiers, 
of fine physique, masters of a horse and good with a sword. 

A Lonely Ail-Night Ride. 

The day after the battle of Port Republic, General Ricketts, 
then commanding a division in McDowell's corps, know 
General Shields' exposed position and fearing Jackson would 
flank him, was very desirous to send him a dispatch. Among 
the non-commissioned officers at his headquarters no one 
seemed willing to volunteer a journey of twenty-five miles 
through a region infested with bush-whackers who were too 
''walling" with their srr a irons and so utterly indifferent to 
the rules oT civilized warfare. But a sergeant of Co. K, First 
Maine Cavalry, was tendered the honor. Sergeant William 
M. Herbert of Bristol. Maine, was a ave as he was mod - 
and without hesitatio ■ »tccl die order, full)- convinced c\~ its 
importance and prepared to ran the gauntlet, to bear to Shields 
the message that his little force was in d ei a" being gobb! 

Genera! Ricketts informed aim oi the danger in his path 
the difficulties oi his task, advising him to continue at a quick 
lope, keep a -harp lookout fa" the enemy, and notgetshot. The 
sergeant after . rds related to aie the particulars of his joi 
and his peculiar feelings on that long and trying ride. He 
started soon aftei sundown into a darkness ''which c 
be felt" aire over a road oi which he had no other knowledge 
save his genera's dii ■ ' This was his first war experience. 

Although he suffered no pain from fear, still he was sensible 

. , 



every moment of the exact nature of his position — at any mo- 
ment a bullet from an unset n foe. Hour after hour he ro 
through the inky darkness, seeing nothing', hearing nothii 
the monotonous clicking and pounding of his horse's I 
amid the goom and stillness, producing a feeling of utter !■ 
ness and a savage sternness sometimes dangerous to interru 
Some men otherwise gentle, tender-hearted, become fn n . 
cruel, as dangers accumulate and threaten them. 1 have kn 
such when in camp the personification of amiability, but i 
crash of battle they were simply awful. The sergeant had 
passed to about half way when he heard the clanking of 
and tramp of horses' feet — full run — close upon him, b 
tune to pull aside into the woods, draw his pistol and await ' ■ 
approach. They were friends — runaways — Union soldiers re- 
treating from Shields' force. They would not return to show 
our hero the wave They had just been " (bed on " by guerillas, 
"just back" a mile or so on Herbert's line of advance. So he 
was left to pursue his way alone, into the very danger they had 
escaped and were fleeing from. Like many another brave n 
of that time and regiment he consulted not safety but duty, end 
pressed forward to the rescue of the noble general and brave 
men who were being trapped by an able general and lai 
force. Alone and unhurt he passed the ambushed foe; on into 
the darkness and dreary silence miles away, when he was suddenl) 
called to a halt by feeble voices, though this time almosl under 
his horse's feet. Leaning down, peering forward into the night, 
he could barek' discern two little colored children, or tl 
ivories, as they cried, " Please, inassa, olon run ober us." b a 
man enduring the strain natural to such a place and circum- 
stances it was a comical relief, and away he sped on his com 
Soon, without further interruption or incident, except fatigue, a 
wearied horse- — ruined — unable to pass the picket line wh< 
soon arrived. He footed it to the gen< i Ts headquarters, after 
which he was refreshed in the inner man by his comrades and 
left .to repose as onlv a tired soldier can and knows hov 
enjoy, on the sodden ground of an army bivouac. 

S. A. Fuller, C) 

Hubbard, N. H., 'Nov. 6th, 1891. 
[List. r . 613.] 





FOSTORIA, Mich., Dec. : 

April 7'th, 1 065, I, with my company, was dismounted a id 
advanced through some woods, and when we came out 
woods to a crock with a temporary bridge, some forded tin 
creek, some went over the bridge up a high bluff, and the re! 
were just over the blurt" not far from Farmvillc, if I remember 
rightly. It was as we came out of the woods that 1 was hit in 
the wrist. 1 was in the act of taking a bead on a Johnii) on 
the bluff with my carbine at my shoulder; that brought my left 
arm at the front, a bullet caught me on the wrist joint, and al- 
though I was not considered badly wounded, the effects h 
been with me ever since. 1 have not had the proper use of m\ 
hand, and in many of life's occupations 1 find it difficult. 

I well remember our last engagement the night we advanced 
up so near the rebel army and built temporary breastwork 
waited for morning, the skirmish line we sent back and the line 
of battle that advanced, our falling back and the colore 
troops that went in, the flag of truce sent by Geneneral Lee 
and the glorious news of Lee's surrender, our march to P< 
burg, our going over to the village o\ Ettrick, our encampment 
from April to August, including our trip down to South Bo 1 
r\. C, where we heard of Johnston's surrender — all glorious re- 
membrances in our mind-. 

After we went into camp at Ettrick, 1 was detailed to G( 
Charles H. Smith as orderly. 1 was the boy who brought th 
dispatch to turn in the horses and start for home. 

1 will give you some facts as regards my service in the late 
war. At the time of the rebellion 1 was an orphan boy bo 
out to 1. H. [ohnson, East Machias, Me. In 1862 1 was seven 
teen vears of age 1 enlisted in the First Maine Heavy Artil- 
lery by firsl mving Mr. Joh ■■. «n $10 ■ that 1 was to. have at 
twentv-one vears of age. i went on as far as Bangor to be 
examined, in company with boring L. Hanscom, brothei 
Svlvanus Hanscom, both ^\ whom afterwards became member: 
of Co. F, First Maine Cavalry. Lieutenant Harris oi Co. F, 


was their brother-in-law. i was O!) examination rejected as 
being too young and small, and they gave me a pass back to 
East Machias. I was much disappointed to go home and n >! 
sec any service. However, I stayed at home until the call for 
men in the fall of 1865. Sonic towns were paying I; 
bounties to fill quotas. East Machias gave $230, if I 
remember rightly. Airy way I wanted to go into the army, 
but Mr. Johnson would not let me go unless 1 signed 
right to the $100 ilur at twenty one and the town bount) 
$250. ) thought, it tough, but did it and enlisted in the 1 
Maine Cavalry, Co. B, in December, 1 'S63 . In due time I jo 
the company and was with the regiment every day, except a 
little time at City Point Hospital, until ordered home. 

The town records oi East Machias will verify all I have told 
of myself, and A. J. Hanscom of East Machias was recruiting 
officer, with whom I enlisted, and was partner with Mr. Johnson 
in lumbering. He .will substantiate all. 

Ok in \V. Gooch. 

[Hist., pp. 491 and 6S0.] 

Recollections of Middletown and Bull Run. 

S. Saginaw, Mich., Dec. 21st, 1891. 
Gen. J. P. Cilley : 

Dear Comrade: 1 received the BUGLE all right. I like ii 
very much; it brines me back to the spring of 1862. I was 
one of Captain Summat's ''boys" until after Banks' r< 
when lie said lie would call us men henceforth, which he d : 

was only fifteen years of age at the time. 1 shall always re- 
member that retreat. I was within twenty feet oi you at Mid- 
dletown when that shell wounded you. 1 think Captain Si 
should have had the credit of saving the other companies that 
were behind — Cos. A. M and E — for when we mad. I 
charge down the pike and the head o\ die column was piling 
np, Captain Summat led us by column left through the fields 
and into the woods out of reach of their guns. We were rear 




guard all the way to Williamsport. 1 well remember the 

we made in the street at Winchester. It . , 

of our infantry that was retreating. We charged dowi 

street right up to the rebels, then turned anoth . 

our revolvers at them as we turned the corner. It ch 

their advance. We then rode out of the cit) by anoth . 

where the buildings on one side were all on hie and the ; 

tants were shooting from windows and hou 

I remember when we gut ouc first carbines, the Burnsidc. I 
think each company got twelve. I got one; it made me thi 
I was a man. At the time 1 was one of the best shots in the 
company. We had a good chance to use them on ( ■ i 
Pope's retreat, near Brandy Station. 

The next time I remember being under fire was at the ' 
battle of Bull Run. Our company, or part of it, was sent to 
General Porter; he kept us scouting and skirmishing all the 
first day. and the next day three o( us were sent to C 
Warren. He had command of the Fifth New York Zouaves 
and the Tenth New York Infantry. A. F. Bickford, or Frank, 
as we called him, a man by the name of Young, and myself, 
carried dispatches for him. Young had borrowed my horse to 
carry a dispatch and left me his, when the rebels ma I 
charge in mass. We were all mixed up with the rebs. W e 
asked the colonel what we should do. He said, '• Skedaddle, and 
fellow me." This we tried to do but he was soon out of 
Bickford got out of the mass first and waited for me. Th 
were the times I was under lire in the glorious old First M iin< 
Cavalry, but I went out again in the Thirty-first Maine Infantry 
and saw lots of hard fighting as our record will r\\ow. I was 
wounded at Cold Harbor, June, 1864. and was laid up three 
months. I then returned and was with the regiment until it \ 
mustered out. 

Yours in F. C. and L., 

Lucien W. Lyon. 

[See p. 587, Hist.] 


The Androscoeein Associat ; 


Never have 1 heard more interesting stories and incident., 
told than those narrated at the meeting of the Androso 
Association, Feb. 27th, 1892, and these stories were punctuated 
and embellished by an intermittent fire of comments and ex- 
planations as witty as the stories were good. Among the b 
o( these was Comrade George L. Duston's narrative ol his ex- 
periences on Slovenian's Raid and in the Brandy Station fight, 
where he was captured, which was brought out by Henry Little's 
personal allusion to Duston and his army name, and helped along 
by Little's continual acts as prompter. Lowell followed, and 
under the fiction of having been asleep, gave a most laughabl 
travesty of Duston's account by leaving out the element of 
time and massing the incidents as following each other in quick 

Charles E. Moulton gave a little gem of a story for the special 
interest of the children present, which put to silence all inter- 
ruptions and can thus be retold' with the same effect that it pro- 
duced at the time. 


Sergeant Richard Norris, [Hist., p. 632,] was the same sergeanl 
who stole the "small calf" March 30, 1865 (Hist., p. 387.) 
He was an old English soldier who misplaced his h's in a pro 
nounced English manner. He was assigned to Co. I at time ol 
transfer, but for seine cause afterwards placed in Co. L. < 
day, when asked to what company he belonged, he replied, " 1 a as 
hup in Hi Co.. but now 1 ham down in Hell Co." He t 
great, pride in ids cavalry hat and always went into rl ; lit I 
headed, removing his hat from his head and placing it inside 
his shirt bosom, about the on!}' place he could bestow it, [or 
our soldiers' wardrobe was only a pair of trousers, a wo 
shirt and a blouse. The full dress uniform of the cavalry dii 
fered from the above and from the infantry soldier's by 
substituting a short jacket for the blouse, while the infantry had 
a coat. 1 me infantry boys used to maliciously say that the 
reason why cavalrymen wore a jacket was to allow their friends to 



admire the re-inforce merits on their trouse , essential to endure 
the wearing influence of the hard McClell addle. Norris, 

when asked the reason of his fighting bareheaded, always re- 
plied that the rebs had rained one hat by shooting throi 
and he did not intend they should destroy, in like m 
another. In the midst of a fight one day while dismount 
sergeant came upon a young squirrel at the foot of a ti 
alyzed with fright or confused by the noise. Hastily picl 
hirn up, he placed him in his hat and his hat in its usual battle 
place. After the battle was over, he had opportunity t< 
and care for his squirrel. The old fellow's heart, for he was 
then forty-five years of age, seemed to open fully to the 
rel as the first thing in his life that he could care for, watch ov r 
and love. All his spare moments were spent in feeding, p " 
and caring for his squirrel. He would sit for hours stroking its 
soft fur and talking to it. He would tell and retell to his pet 
the dimension- and architecture of the mansion lie designed to 
build for him after the war was over, of the dining room b 
the nice chamber above and a gymnasium at one side, the kind 
of wood he should use in constructing the house, and the ■ 
of paints used to adorn the building. 

The subject was so sacred to his old fatherly heart that 
of the boys ever thought of laughing at hirn as the old story ol 
the squirrel's mansion was dinned into the ears of his little 
bosom companic n. 

Generally when we moved the squirrel occupied his pockets 
or rested on his shoulders or roamed his body ai will, but in 
every fight, when the hat came oft" into it went the squirrel and 
both were \^:^~- ■:<} close to his heart. In battle after battle. I 
the squirrel and hat went safely through the showers ci 
til! at Ream- Station a bullet pierced hat and squirrel, and the 
warm blood < f th juirrel (lowed down the 
The old fellow was nearly heart broken. 

The turrets and revolving courts o'i the squirrel mansion, like 
castles on the So ■ ■ ■ • un, i n wrecked and ruined in mid air. 

lie carried him foi a da) ui 50 sad then through the hushed 
ranks of his comrade- withdrew one bide to bury him. As he 




■0. K. 1st D. C. 

Co, A. 1st Me. C? 

Hist. p. 475. 

Co. K. 

and Co. A. 

Hist, p 


1st Lieut. Co. C. 
Melrose, Mass. j 

Hist. p. 50!. t 


1st Lie-rt. Co. C. 

C I 



Co. I. 
Port Allegheny, Pa. 

HiSl. p. '"',!!. 


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■■ ■ ■ . 
Hi si 




rose with tears in his eyes and took up his mutilated hat, he 
tried to choke down his grief by saying. ,( My dear hat, I do 
not know where I can carry you safely now, unless I place you 
behind the re-inforcements on my trousers." 

The next day Sergeant Morris was badly wounded but his 
manner showed it was merely an ordinary and expected incident. 

J. P. ClLLEV. 

Death of Lieutenant Mountfort, 

The following account of the death of Lieutenant Mountfort, 
at Sycamore Church, was related by Sergeant Peter j. Dresser, 
of Co. A, to the members of the Androscoggin Association: 

Co. K was on the reserve at the church, undei Captain John 
W. Freeze, and our picket line was about one-half mile from 
us ; thence the line extended down a road at right angles from 
the reserve where we had our horse picketed, about two miles. 
About four A. M., before light, we heard an attack on the vi- 
dettes ; we immediately reinforced the picket line from the re- 
serve. Captain Freeze, Lieut Mountfort and myself were close 
together when we met the enemy. We were using our sixteen 
shooters the best we knew how for some time ; we soon heard 
firing in our rear. Captain Freeze and myself fell back to where 
we left our horses and that was the last I saw of the captain, as 
he was thrown from his horse and taken to the rear early in the 
morning. After falling back to the church and mounting our 
horses we found the rebels thicker than bees, had hard work- 
getting our horses but succeed after a while, and then fell back 
about one-fourth o( a mile and formed a line on the road to 
City Point; then fell back some three or four miles and formed 
another line and as soon as the stragglers came in, we advanced 
again towards Sycamore church and arrived there about four 
P. M., where we found Lieutenant Mountfort lying on the ground, 
stripped of all his clothes except his shirt. The officer in com- 
mand (I do not remember his name), said to me, as I was then 



FIRS T A !A /A 7 B U G f. E. 

in command of Co. K, that 1 could do as 1 cho bo :., 

either take it back to City Point and have it: embalmed or haw 
him buried where we found him. I chose the former, got 
clothes, strapped him across the saddle of a i i 
proceeded, towards City Point, where 1 arrived about ten P. M. 
found an embalmer, but he was so full of business that he 
not attend to it, but kindly directed me to ; i -one I fom 
him and told him 1 had no money but if he would en b 
body of the lieutenant and send it home to his family th 
would be sure of his pay. This he consented to do, and 1 
back about one mile to a camping place where I could graze 
my horse during the night, as he had had nothing since the 
night before, and 1 was soon dreaming of home and friends. 
In the morning [ went back- and got some cloth" 
send the body home and learned how the lieutenant was 
killed. He was shot through the bad;, the ball going directly 
through the heart, and received a clip on his forehead that 
broke his skull. 

My next move was to find the command. 1 found it during 
the day and learned that most of my company were pri: i 
I think as I remember that nineteen were taken. My tent's 
crew were all prisoners. 

Stafford Ik [ones was wounded severely and t; 

i;<en or; - 

but he lived to get home. 

Samuel Thorn died in a rebel prison. 

Fred Allen was wounded and died in prison. Most of there 
never lived to get out o! prison.' 

That was our last duty in the District of Columbia Cav 
1 think it was about two weeks after that we were transferred to 
the old First Maine. 1 was a non-commissioned officer, the 
highest left w : u\ the company, and I think 1 had command ol 
the company about two weeks, when we w ■ igned to C . 

in Captain Cole's company, where 1 remained until the close ol 
the rebellion. 

• ■ — ■ . ... 




Bowdoin Boys in Labrad< 

Ox Board the Julia A. Decker, ) 

Off Bird Rocks, 
Gulf of St. Lawrence, Sept. io, 1891. ; 

While our little vessel is rushing through the blue watei 
the gulf, apparently scorning the efforts of the swift little Halifax 
trader who promised to keep us company from the Straits to 
the Gut, and who, by dint of good luck and constant attention 
to sails has thus far kept her word, but is now steadily falling 
astern and to leeward, 1 will tell you about the snug little har 
bors, the bold headlands, barren slopes, and bird-covered rocks, 
and also the odorous fishing villages and the kind-h 
people with whom she has made us acquainted. 

The Bowdoin scientific expedition to Labrador is now fam 
with six of the seven wonders in this truly wonderful ! 
It has visited Grand Falls and "Bowdoin Canyon;" has been 
bitten by black flies and mosquitoes which only Lai ; 
produce, both in point of quality and quantity; has wandered 
through the carriage roads ( ! ) and gardens of Northwest River 
and Hopedale ; has dui^ over, mapped and photographed the 
prehistoric Eskimo settlements that line the shores, to the n< 
of Hamilton Inlet; has made itself thoroughly conversant with 
the great fishing industry that has made Labrador so valuable, 
to Newfoundland in particular, and to the codfish consuming 
world in general; and ninth}' is itself the sixth wonder, in that 
it has accomplished all it set out to do, though of course not all 
that would have been done had longer time, better weather 
and several other advantages been granted it. 

it is almost another wonder, too, in the eyes 01 the Labradorc- 
ans, that we have, without pilot and yet without accident or 
trouble of any sort, made such a trip along their rocky coast, 
entered their most difficult harbors, and outsailed their fastest 
vessels, revenue cutters, traders and fishermen. 



It will be a good many years before the visit of the " Y; 
college boys," the speed of the Yankee schooner and the : 
and seamanship of the Yankee captain are forgotten " on th< 


The day after we left, July 19th, the mail steamer reached I' 
Harbor with the first mail of the season. On board v ere Mes 
Bryant and Kenaston, anxiously looking for the Bowdoin part . 
estimating their chances of getting to the mouth of Grand ! '■'• 
1 lie)- brought with them an Adirondack boat, of canoe i I 

relying on the country to furnish another boat to carry the b 
of their provisions and a crew to man the same. 

When the news was received that we were a day ahead, the 
race began hi earnest, the captain of the u Curlew " entering 
heartily into the sport and doing his best to overhaul the speedy 
Yankee schooner. When about half way up to Rigolette, ■ - 1 
third day from Battle Harbor, as we were drifting slov 
"Seal Bight," into which we had gone the previous night to 
escape the numerous icebergs that went grinding by, the bl 
smoke, and later the spars of the mail steamer were -ecu ov< 1 
one of the numerous rocky little islet..- that block the entrance 
to the bight. The steamer's flag assured us that it was certainly 
the mail steamer, and many and anxious were the surmises as to 
whether our rivals were on board, and earnest were the pr 
for .1 strong and favoring wind. It soon came, and we bowled 
along at a rattling pace, our spirits rising as we could see tin' 
steamer, in shore, gradually dropping astern. Towards nighl 
we neared Domino Run, and losing sight of the steamer, which 
turned out to make a stop at some wretched little hamlet that 
had been shut out from the outer world for nine months, at 
about the same time lost our breeze also. But the wind niig 
rise again, and time was precious, so a bright lookout was kept 
for bergs, and we drifted on through the night. The 1 
morning a fringe of islands shut our competitor trout sight, bu 
after an aggravating calm in the mouth oi the inl : . ■■ f< . 
bree/c and rushed up towards Rigolette, only to meet the steamei 
coming out while we were yet several hours from that pi; 

' '■ ■ ' 


Here we had our first experience with the mime: 
of Labrador. Off Mt. Gnat they came in swarms and for self- 
protection each man armed himself with a small wooden paddle 
and slapped at them right and left, on tin; deck, tic 
fellow's back or head, in fact, wherever one was seen to ; 
The ma!) at the wheel was doubly busy, protecting hin 
the assistance of ready volunteers, from their lance-like 
and steering the quickly moving vessel. 

At last the white buildings and flag-staff which mark all tin 
Hudson Bay Co.'s posts in Labrador, came in sic/lit, snugjv e 
in a little cove, beneath a high ridge lying just to the north 
of it. and soon we were at anchor. Our intention was to get 
into the cove, but the six knot current swept us by the mouth 
before the failing breeze enabled us to get in. 

After supper the necessary formal call was made on the factor, 
Mr. Bell, by the professor, armed with a letter of introduction 
from the head of the company in London, and escorted by three 
or four of the part}'. A rather gvuiT reception, at first met with, 
became quite genial, when it appeared that we wanted no a-, ' I 
ance save a pilot, and called only to cultivate the acquaintance 
of the most important official in Labrador. 

With a promise to renew the acquaintance upon our n 
we left, and after a hard pull and an exciting momenl in getting 
the boat fast alongside, on account of the terrific current, we 
reached the deck and reported. 

Our rivals were there, and had hired the only available boat 
and crew to transport them to North West River. This threw 
us back on our second plan, viz: to take our party right to the 
mouth of the Grand River ourselves, which involved a trip 
inland of one hundred miles to the head of Lake Melville. 
This it was decided to do, and after some delay in securing a 
pilot, owing to the transfer at the last moment of the affections 
of the first man we secured to the other part}-, John Blake came 
aboard and we started on our new experience in inland naviga- 

n arrows, after a stop at John's 

tion. just as we entered i 

house to tell his wife where we w< 

some medicine and advice from the doctor, we saw our ri 

>■» taking hum and to giv< 




starting in the boat they had secured. That was the la 
saw oi them, till they reached North West River, two da) 

our part}" had started up the Grand River. 

North West River is the name of the Hudson Bay Co.'s e 
the mouth of the river of the same name, flowing into th 
extremity o{ Rake Melville, about fifteen miles north of the 
mouth of Grand River. Hamilton Inlet proper extends about 
forty miles in from the .Atlantic to the (< Narrows," a few mile.-, 
beyond Rigolette, where Rake Melville begins. A nan'.'',, am 
of the lake extends some unexplored distance east of the 
Narrows, south of and parallel to the southern shore of the 
inlet. The lake varies from five to forty miles in width and i 
ninety miles long, allowing room for an extended voyage in it? 
capacious bosom. The water is fresh enough to drink at the 
upper end of the lake, and at the time of our visit was far 
pleasanter and less arctic for bathing than the water off any 
point of the Maine coast. About twenty miles from the Nar- 
rows a string of islands, rugged and barren, but beautiful for 
their very desolation, as is true of so much of Labrador, nearly 
block the way, bet -we found the channels deep and clear, an 1 
St. John's towering peak makes an excellent guide to the. most 
direct passage. 

One night was spent under way, floating quietly on the lake, 
so delightfully motionless after the restless movements of Atlan- 
tic seas. A calm and bright day following, during which the 
one pleasant swim in Labrador waters was taken by two oi us, 
was varied by thunder squalls and ended in fog and drizzle. 
causing us to anchor off the abrupt break in the continuous 
the northern shore, made bv the Muligatawncy 




River. Although in an insecure and exposed anchorage, yet 
the fact that we were in an inclosed lake gave a sense ol security 
to the less experienced, that the snug and rocky harbors to 
which we had become accustomed, usually failed to give on 
account oi' the roaring of the surf a few hundred yards away, 
on the other side of the narrow barrier that protected the rocky 

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The following day was bright and showery by turns, bu 
heart's wish of our Grand River men was granted, and while the 
schooner lay off the shoals at the mouth of the river th< y 
to make famous, they started as will be described, and the res' 
of the expedition turned towards North West River, ! 
they, too, could now get down to their real work. 

The noble little vessel was reluctant to leave any of h 
in so desolate a place, in such frail boats as the Rm 
seemed, and in the calm between the thunder squalls, several 
times turned towards them, as they energetically pushed up the 
river's mouth, and seemed to call them back as she heavily 
flapped her white sails. They kept steadily on, however, while 
the Julia, bowing to a power stronger than herself, and to a 
fresh puff from the rapidly rising thunder heads, speedily 
reached North West River. 

North West River is a sportsman's paradise. Here we ; 
the only real summer weather of the trip, the llmum w 
reaching '/6 ° F. on two days in succession, and thunder si 
occurring regularly every afternoon. Our gunners and fi 
men were tempted off on a long trip. One party plane : 
be away two or three days, but returning the following morning, 
reported tracks and sounds of large animals. They said the 
rain induced them to return so soon. 

Here we found a camp of Montagnais Indians, bringing the 
winter's spoils of furs to trade at the post for flour and powder, 
and the other articles of civilization that they are slowly learni 
to use. They loaf on their supplies during the summer, hi n 
only enough to furnish themselves with meat, and then 
during the winter if game happens to be scarce. Measurements 
were made of some twenty-five of this branch of the Kree tribe, 
hitherto unknown to anthropometric science, and a full coll. 
o( household utensils peculiar to their tribe was procured. 
Several of the Nascopee tribe were with them, the two inter- 
marrying freeK', and were also measured. The latter arc 
such magnificent specimens of physical development as the 
Montagnais, but their tribe is more numerous and seems, if 
anything, better adapted to thrive in Labrador than their more 
attractive brothers. 

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Hie only remains of thp'n mVn , 

"" Lncn P lc t»resque nati >na] co^t-mr^ *i . 

we saw, was the cm n,- c '■ 

»boit tke size of?,"U e *T" T * CUfi0 ! 

■h*W ,..„■.. .... '-.^ egg, over each ear, while the me, 

tneir hair cut off straio-1,. .,, 

shoulders. S ^'^ * few mches a °°v, 

ri inT int ,° f PerS ° na ' Clea " IineSS ' theSe l-°Ple equal any abo 
ngines Ave have seen thnucrh t-hr; ■ , •, . 

^ Lli > i-iiougn LJie canin evhihiiv,i fK^- 

~™P; ^"sanitation that charactered: IS 1 

^^™-0' " Planter » M the wWteandhaIf , 

:, '; iOU : SCC " CS — <™«ed while the professor , 

tiding for his desired ethnological material. Wit T 

'We patience and imperturbable countemm-e f f -', 

./ <l ° lCM ll t3me served as a staple oft- 
;7^UMvnh the dogs and with their equally excited ,,, 

~T- ^ ^f 1 ° f th ° WO " derful baskct from «* 
apparently mexnaustible depths came forth yc, more harmoni 

^ of «lhdoid jewelry, knives, combs, fish-hooks, needles 
-/^^, fhe men, whose gravity equalled th fir ,', 

the women and children, held themselves some ha. I . 

3«B totter the circle about the magic basket, and, , 
their trades m a very dignified and careless fashion 

rhat these people are capable of civilly . c can b 

r, l ,SSlng f the int «preter, without when, nothing c 
be done, the professor inquired for him and learned that h, I 
returned to his wigwam. Upon being summoned he said he 
tired of talking. Thereupon the professor bethought himsdf 
and asked him if he wanted more nay. The 
longer tired, was willing to talk all night. 

The camp was in a bend of the river and at the head of rapids 
aoout four miles from the mouth, up which we had to track tl 
is, one man had to haul the boat along by the b nl with a sm 
rope called a tracking line, while another kept her off the ro, 
by pushing against her with an oar. At that point the rive, 

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opened out into a beautiful lake from one to two miles In wid h, 
whose further end we could not see. As this rivci nevei has 
been explored to its head, we were surprised that Messrs. Bi . 
and Kenaston, who. were ready for their inland trip about a 

week after our party had started up the Grand River, had . 
chosen it as a field for their work rather than follow in th< 
steps 01 our expedition. 

Of all Labrador north o( the Straits, North West Rivei 
boasts a carriage road. To be sure, there are neither ho 
nor carriages at that post, but when Sir Donald A. Smitl . 
present at the head of the Hudson Bay Co.' s interests in Canada, 
but then plain Mr. Smith, factor, was in charge of that post 1 
energy made the place a garden in the wilderness, and in 
tio-n to luxuries of an edible sort, he added drives in a cans 
through forest and by shore, for about two miles, on a wel! i 
road. -Now, we are informed there is not a horse or cow north 
of Belle Isle. The present factor, Air. McLaren, is a shrewd 
Scotchman, genial and warm-hearted beneath a rather forbidd 
exterior, as all of our party who experienced his hospitality car. 

In spite of all its attractions we could not stay at North West 
River. In five weeks we were to meet our river detail at Rigo- 
lette, and during that time a trip north of 400 miles was tc 
made and the bulk of the expedition's scientific work to be cl 

Our day's sail, with fresh breezes and favoring squalls, I 
us the whole length of the delightful lake, whose waters had 
seldom been vexed by a keel as long as the Julia's, and broi 
u- to an anchor off Eskimo island. Here we had one of our 
regular fights with the mosquitoes, the engagement perhaps being 
a trifle hotter than usual, ibr they -warms J down the compai ' 
way every time the " mosquito door," of netting on a 
frame hinged to the hatch house, was opened, in brigade: 
divisions and finally by whole army corps, till we were forced to 
retreat to our bunks, drive out the intruding host-, which pai 
no respect whatever to our limited 6x3x3 privat apart tin 11 1 
energetically waving and slapping a towel around, then quickly- 
shutting the door of netting, also on a tightly fitting frame, and 



devoting an hour or two at our leisure to demolishing the I 
stragglers that remained within; or possibly the whole night, if 
an unknown breach had been found by the wily mosquito some 
where in our carefully made defenses. A few bones were tal 
from the Eskimo graves that abound on the island, but the mos- 
quitoes seriously interfered with such work and the party soon 
returned to the vessel. The absolutely calm night allowed the 
mosquitoes to reach us and stay; and in spite of its br< vil 
the utter stillness of the vast solitude about us, broken only ;m. 
and then by a noise from the little Halifax trader whose acquaint- 
ance we here made for the first time, and of whom we saw so 
much on our return voyage across the gulf, or by die howling of 
wolves and Eskimo dogs in the distance, we were glad when it 
was over and a morning breeze chased from our decks the invad- 
ing hosts. 

A short stop at Rigolette, to send about fifty letters ashore, a 
two days' delay in a cold, easterly storm at Turner Cove, on the 
south side of the inlet, when the icy winds, in contrast to the 
warm weather we had lately enjoyed, made us put on our heavy- 
clothes and, even then, shiver— -a delay, however, that we did 
not grudge, for we were in a land of fish, game and labradorite — 
this of a poor quality, as we afterward learned— -and where the 
doctor had more patients than lie could easily attend to. At 
last a pleasant Sunday's run to India;"! Harbor got us clear of 
Hamilton Inlet. There we found the usual complement o 
and fishing apparatus, but with the addition of a few Yankee 
vessels and a church service. 

The latter we were quite surprised to find, and several went, 
out of curiosity, and had the satisfaction el finding a small room, 
packed with about fifty human beings, with no ventilation what- 
ever, and of sitting on scats about four inches wide with no 
backs. The people were earnest and respectful, but di ! 
seem to understand all that was said, as, perhaps, is not to be 
wondered at, since thev are the poorest class o( Newfoun II - ' *rs. 

Inci in ike 

is lik< 

my otl 

s on the coast, merelv a 

"tickle" with three ticklish entrances full of sunken rock- and 
treacherous currents.. The small islands that make the harl 

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arc simply bare ledges, very rough and irregular in outline. 'I he 
fishing village, also, like all other:,, consist:, of little earthen-cov- 
ered hovels, stuck down wherever a decently level spot 
feet square can be found, and of fishing stages running out from 
ever)' little point and cove, in which the catch is placed to be 
taken care of, and alongside of which the heavy boats can lie 
without danger of being smashed by the undertow that i- 
tinually heaving against the shore. 

A two days' run brought us up to Cape Harrigan, roundin 
which we want into Webeck Harbor, little thinking that in thai 
dreary place storm and fog would hold us prisoners for five days 
That was our fate, and even now we wonder how we lived 
through that dismal time. 

One day served to make us familiar with the flora, fauna, geog- 
raphy and geology of the region, for it was not an intei 
place from a scientific point of view, however the fishermen may 
regard it, and after the departure of the mail steamer, leaving 
us all disappointed in regard to mail, time dragged on us terribly. 

Two or three of the more venturesome ones could get a little 
sport by palling a long four miles down to the extremity of Cape 
Harrigan, where sea pigeon had a home in the face of a mag- 
nificent cliff, against the bottom of which the gunners had to 
risk being thrown by the heavy swell rolling against it, as they 
shot from a boat bobbing like a cork, at " guillemots " flying 
like bullets from a gun out of the face of the cliff. One evening 
a relief party was sent off for two who had gone oh" to lai 
a bad lee shore and were some hours overdue. To be sure the 
missing ones arrived very soon, all right, while the search party- 
got back considerably later, drenched with spray and with tl 
boat half full of water, but the incident gave some relief from 
trie monotony. 

Another evening several visiting captains and a few friends 
from ashore were treated to a concert by the Bowdoin Glee and 
Minstrel Club. All the old favorites of" from ten years ago and 
loss were served up in a sort of composite: hash, greatly to the 
delight of both audience and singers. 

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At Webeck Harbor, which we came to pronounce " Wayback," 
probably because it seemed such a long way back to anytl 
worthy oi human interest, we saw the business of catching cod 
at its best. They had just ''struck a spurt/' the fishermen - 
and day after day simply went to their traps, filled their boat-, 
and bags, took the catch home, where the boys and " ship girls " 
tuck charge of it, and returned to the traps to repeat the process 
An idea of the amount offish taken may be given by the figures 
of the catch of five men from oivj schooner, who took one thou- 
sand quintals oi codfish in thirteen days. We obtained a better 
idea of the vast catch by the experience of one of ou: partie 
who spent part of a day at the traps, as the arrangement of nets 
along the shore is called, into which the cod swim and out of 
which they are too foolish to go. They are on much the same 
plan as salmon weirs, only larger, opening both ways, and b< 
placed usually in over ten fathoms of water and kept in place by 
anchors, shore lines, and floats and sinkers. Once down the) 
are usually kept in place a whole season. The party were in a 
boat, inside the line of floats, so interested in watching the fish- 
ermen making the " haul," as the process of overhauling the net 
and passing it under the boat is called, by which the fish are 
crowded up into one corner where they can be scooped out by 
the dozen, that they did not notice that the enormous catch was 
being brought to the surface directly under them till their own 
boat began to rise oat of the water, actual!)- being grounded on 
the immense shoal of codfish. 

It was a strange sensation and makes a strange story. All 
the time that we were storm-stayed at Webeck the " spurt " con- 
tinued, and the trap owners were tired but jubilant. The " ha 
lining " crews were correspondingly depressed, for, though so 
plenty, not a cod would bite a hook. It is this reason, that is. 
because an abundance of food brings the cod to the shores in 
great numbers and at the same time prevents them from b 
hungry, that led to the abandonment of trawling and the uni\ 
sal adoption of the trap method. We did not see a single trawl 
on the coast, and it is doubtful if there was one there in use. 




During these spurts, the day's work just begins, in fact, aftei 
the hard labor of rowing the heavy boats out, perhaps two mi! 

Iq the trap, hauling, mending the net, loading and unl 
fish — always a hard task and sometimes a very difficult oi 
account oi the heavy sea — has been repeated three or four Li 
for the number of fish is so great that the stage becomes over- 
loaded by night, and the boat crews then have to tern to and 
Kelp take care of the catch and clear the stage for the next 
day's operations. Till long after midnight the work goes mer- 
rily on in the huts or shelters over the stages, for the hard worl 
then means no starvation next winter in the Newfoundland 
homes, and the fish are split, cleaned, headed, salted and packed 
with incredible rapidity. 

The tired crews get an hour or two of sleep just as they are ; 
then, after a pot of black tea and a handful of bread, start out 
to begin the next day's work, resting and eating during the hour 
between the trips, and then going out again, and repeating tin 
some monotonous round over and over till we wondered how 
they lived through it, and what was to be done with all the fish. 
When there is a good breeze the boats are rigged and a large 
part of the weary labor of rowing is escaped. How tired the 
crews would look as the big twenty-four feet boats went d; 
by our vessel in the fog and rain, on the outward trip, and how 
happy, thoughi if possible more tired, as they came back three 
or four hours later, loaded to the gunwale with cod, and think- 
ing, perhaps, of the bags full that they had left buoyed near the 
trap because the boat would not carry the whole catch. It is a 
hard life, and no wonder the men are not much more than 
mals ; but they work with dogged persistence, for in a little 
more than two months enough must be earned, to support their 
families for the year. When the " spurt " ends the crews get a 
much needed rest, and attend to getting a supply of a 
from the salt vessel from Cadiz, Spain, one of which we found 
lying in nearly every fishing harbor, serving as a storehouse 
that article so necessary to the fishermen. 

As to the magnitude of the industry, it is estimated that th 
are about 3,000 vessels and 20,000 men employed in it eke 

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the season. Some of the vessels are employed in merely !.- : 
ing salt and taking away the fish, notably the great iron tramp 
steamer- of from 1,300 to 2,000 ton^, which seem so much out 
of place moored to the sides of some of the little rocky harbor* 
The average catch in a good year is, we were informed, from 
four to six hundred quintals in a vessel of perhaps forty tons 
by a crew of from four to eight men. The trap outfit ■ 
about $500 and is furnished by the large fish firms in Mewl 
land, to be paid for with fish. As the market price, to the fish- 
ermen, is from five dollars to six dollars a quintal, the value of 
the industry is at once apparent. 

The great bulk: oi the fish go to Mediterranean ports direct, 
to Catholic countries, chiefly, and also to Brazil, The small 
size and imperfect curing which the Labrador summer alio 
make the fish almost unsalable in English and American mar- 
kets. elan\' of the cod are of the black, Greenland variety, 
which are far less palatable, and are usually thrown away or 
cured separately for the cheaper market. 

All storms come to an end finally, and at last the sun shone, 
the windlass clanked and we were underway. The \on<^ delay 
seemed to have broken our little schooner's spirits, for a 
being out three or four hours we had gone but as many miles, 
and those in the wrong direction. 

At length the gentle breeze seemed to revive her and we 
gently slipped by the Ragged Islands and Cape Mokkavik. 
That Sunday evening will long be remembered by us, for in 
addition to the delight we felt at again moving northward, and 
the charm of a bright evening with a gentle, fair wind and 
smooth water, allowing us to glide by hundreds ot fulmar and 
shearwater sitting on the water, scarcely disturbed by our pas- 
sage, the moon was paled by the brightest exhibition ol the 
aurora we saw while in northern waters. Its sudden darts into 
new quarters of the heavens, its tumultuous waves and gentle 
undulations, now looking like a fleecy cloud, now like a gigantic 
curtain shaken by still more gigantic hands into ponderous I I 
— all were reflected in the quiet water and from the numerous 
bergs, great and small, that dotted the surface, till the beholder 

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was at times awe-struck and silent, utterly unable to f\nc\ ■ 
with which to express himself. 

'The next day we rounded Gull Island, which we i 
with some difficulty, owing to the absence of the flagstaff' by 
which the coast pilot says it can be distinguished, and, after 
delightful sail up the clear sound leading through the fring 
islands to Hopedale, we spied the red-roofed houses and earth- 
covered huts, the mission houses and Eskimo village, i >f whicl 
the settlement consists, snugly hidden behind little" Anatokavit," 
or liUle Snow Hill Island, at the foot of a steep and lofl 
surmounted by the mission flagstaff. Here we were desti i 
pass five days as pleasant as the five at Webeck had been tedi 

The harbor at Hopedale is the best one we visited on the 
Coast. The twelve miles of sound, fringed and studded with 
islands, completely broke the undertow which had kept our ves- 
sel constant]}* rolling, when at anchor, in every harbor exo . 
those up Hamilton Inlet and Hake Melville. 

About two miles south of us a vast, unexplored bay ran for a 
long distance inland, while to the north, looking from VI 

numberless inlets, coves and bays which fill in the sixty miles to 
Nam. We were very much disappointed at. our inability to go 
north to that place, but before our start from the United . 
Hopedale had been named as the point with which we would be 
content if ice and winds allowed us to reach it, and that p 
proved the northern limit of our voyage. 

About half a mile across the point of land on which the 
sionary settlement lies, is the site of the pre-historic village 
'• Avatoke," winch means l< may-we-have-seals." It consisted 
of three approximately circular houses, in line parallel with the 
shore, at the head of a slight cove, backed to the west by a 
high lull, and with a hue beach in front, now raised consid 
from the sea level. Along the front of the row of houses \ 
immense shell heaps, from which we dug ivory, that is, w. 
teeth; carvings, stone lamps, spear heads, portions ol 
whips, komatiks, as the sleds are called, etc., etc., and bo 
innumerable of all the varieties' of birds, fish and game on which 

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the early Eskimo dined; as well as remnants of all th< i 
ments which Eskimos used in the hou : I generation 
and which can nearly all now be recognized by the almo 
tically shaped and made implements in the houses of J 
there in Hopedale, so little do they change in the com 
centuries. The village has been complete]}' deserted f 
one hundred years, and was in its prime centuries before 
so the tales of its greatness are only dim Eskimo traditi< 

The houses were found to average about thirty-five Tec i . 
on the inside; are separated by a space of about fifteen f< 
and each had a long, narrow doorway or entrance, being ah 
exactly in line. The walls are about fifteen feet thick and n 
about five feet high, of earth, with the gravel beach for a foun- 
dation. The inside of the wall was apparently lined with soi 
thing resembling a wooden bench. When, in one of the houses, 
the remains of the dirt and stone roof that had long since cr 
down the rotten poles and s'cal skins that made the fram 
and first covering, had been carefully removed, the floor was 
found to be laid with flagstones, man} 7 three or four feci a 
eiosely fitted at the edges and well laid in the gravel so a t< 
make a smooth, even floor. This extended to the rem 
the bench at the sides, and made a dwelling which for Esk 
land must have been palatial. The evidences of fire showed the 
hearth to have been near the center of the floor, a little towards 
the entrance, in order to get the most from its heat. The Hope- 
dale Eskimo were- themselves surprised at the stone floor, bul 
one old man remembered that he had been told that such floors 
were used loan, ago, in the palmier days oi Eskimo history, il 
such an expression is fitting for an arctic people. 

A village arranged on a similar plan, except that the houses 
were joined together, was found to constitute the sup] 
remains of a settlement on Eskimo Island in Lake Melville. 

In both ca:>es the front of the row is towards the east, and the 
houses are dug down to sand on the inside, making their : 
somewhat below the level of the ground. 

A more thorough investigation than we were able to make oi 
the remains at Eskimo Island would undoubtedly yield much oi 




interest and value, for they were if anything 1 even older than 
those at Hopeciale, probably having been abandoned after the 
battle between Eskimo and [ndians, fought on the same island, 
which has now become a tradition among the people. 

Five days were spent in this most interesting ethn< I 
work, and hard days they were, too, as well as interesting, for 
the mosquitoes, black flies and midges were always with us; 
but on the other hand, the Eskimo interpreter was continually 
describing some national custom which some find would suggest 
to him, and very ingenious he proved to be in naming- finds 
which we were entirely ignorant of or unable to identify. 

The race as a whole is exceedingly ingenious, quick to learn, 
handy with tools, and also ready at mastering musical instru- 
ments. One of the best carpenters on the Labrador is an 
Eskimo at Aillik, from whom we bought a kyak ; and at Hope- 
dale in the winter they have a very fair brass band. The art of 
fine carving, however, seems to be dying out among them, and 
now there is but one family, at Nam, who do anything of the 
sort worth}' the name of carving. Prof. Lee obtained several 
very fine specimens for the Bowdoin cabinets, but as a rule it is 
very high priced and rare. Most of it is taken to London by 
the Moravian mission ship, and has found its way into Engl I 
and Continental museums. The figures of dogs, of Eskimo? 
themselves, as well as of kyaks and komatiks, seals, walrus, 
arctic birds and the like are most exquisitely done.' 

The mission itself deserves a brief description. it was 
founded in 1782 and lias been steadily maintained by the Mora- 
vian society for the furtherance of the Gospel, and is now nearly 
self-supporting. There are three missions of the society in 
Labrador, the one at Nain being the chief and the residence 01 
the director, but Hopedale is very important as it is the pi; 
where the debasing influence of the traders and fishermen is 
most felt by the Eskimo, and the work o\ the missionaries con- 
sequently made least welcome to them 

However, they have 
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persevered, m tn 

on the childlike people which the seducti ns oi 

cannot shake off. 




There arc five missionaries now station-*! at Hopcdale: 
Townly, an Englishman, whose work is a: tong tl "pi 
and fishermen; Mr. Hansen, the pastor of tin Eskimo < i 
and Mr. Kaestner, the head of the mission, and in spec ial 
of the store and trading, by which the mission is made 
self-supporting; Mrs. Kacstner and Mrs. Hansen compl 
number, and the five make up a community almo ly iso- 

lated from white people during nine months of every year. 

The fact that the two ladies spoke very little English was 
somewhat of a drawback, but detracted very slightly fro 
enjoyment ot Mrs. Hanson's delightful singing raid non 
from our appreciation of her playing on the piano and organ 
To get such, a musical treat in the Labrador wilds was i 
unexpected and for that reason all the more thoroughly ei : ; • 

The mission house is a yellow, barn-like building, !■■ ; 
built to prevent its being blown away, snugly stowed beneath a 
hill, and seeming like a mother round which the huts of the 
Eskimo cluster. The rooms in which we were so pica: 
entertained were very comfortably and tastily furnished, a 
piano in one of them seeming out of place in a village oi 
rador, but so entire!}" In harmony with it-; immediate su'ir 
ings that we hardly "thought of the strangeness of it, wii 
few yards of a village of pure Eskimo, living in nil their • 
tive customs and in their own land. 

A few rods behind the mission are the gardens, cut up ; : 
small squares by strong board fences to prevent the soil from 
blowing away, each with a tarpaulin near by to spread ovei 
night. In this laborious way potatoes, cabbages and turnips arc- 
raised. In a large hothouse the missionaries raise torn 
lettuce, and also flowers, but for everything else, except fish, 
game and ice, they have to depend on the yearly visit of tin 
Moravian mis-ion ship. She left for Xain just the day 1 
we reached Hopcdale, and after unloading supplies, etc., there, 
she proceeds north, collecting furs and fish until loaded, 
then goes to London. 

About fifty Eskimos were measured and collections made ol 
their clothing, implements of war and chase and househ« 







utensils, which are the best of our collection, foi Li :V 
Fair and the Bowdoin museums. 

After spending these five pleasant and pi 
Hopedale, and regretfully looking out by Cape [farrigan, to 
Nam, whose gardens arc the seventh- wonder of Labi 
through which, reports say, one can walk foi two mil< 
whose missionaries, warned of our coming, were making read/ 
to give us a warm reception; and near it Paul's Island, on 
was so much of interest to our party; all this we thought of 
mournfully as our vessel's head was pointed on hv ird 
sped along, reluctant on this account, and yel eager to 
the success of our boldest undertaking, the Grand River explor- 
ation party. 

At Aillik, where there is an abandoned Hudson Ba\ Co.' 
post, we measured a few more Eskimo, obtained a kyak, which 
a day or two later nearly became a coffin to one of our ] 
and tried a trout stream that proved the best we found in Lab 
rador. In about an hour, three of our part}- caught over eighty 
magnificent trout, and, naturally, returned much el d. 

The next day we poked the Julia's inquisiti inl 

or two so-called but misnamed harbors that afforded very 
shelter, and had a threatening and deserted look which, altl 
the characteristic of the Labrador shore in general, has n 
been noticeable in the harbors we have visited. Many of them 
are very small, and in some it is necessary to lay quite close to 
the rocks, but yet we have had no trouble from the extremely 
deep water that we were told we should have to anchor in 
yet from getting into harbors so small that it was hard ; 
out of them. 

As a matter of fact, experience has taught the fishermen t 
use " tickles," as narrow passages are called, for harbors, that 
there may always be a windward and a leeward entrance. In a 
few cases where the harbor is too small to beat out of, earn lias 
no leeward entrance, we have found heavy ring bolts fasl 
into proper places in the cliffs, to which vessels can make tin ; 
lines last, and warp themselves into weatherly | 
which a course can be laid out ot the harbor. 

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Meanwhile wo are again approaching the Ragged I 
which we passed just as we were beginnh 
Sunday evening sail, about fifteen miles from the place w< 
much dread, We be el; Harbor. 

On them we found the only grȴel bed we found in L; ' 
and yet their name is due to the rough piled basaltic app . i 
rock, that proved on close examination to be much w< 
sienite and granite. The harbor is an open place an 
cluster of ruck)' islets, and "we found it literally packed wil 
fishing vessels. Here an afternoon was spent making pictun 
and examining the geology of these inten sting islands, and h 
the adventure of the kyak, before referred to, took place. 

Our fur trader thought he would take a paddl ■. \.v\ h 
gone three lengths before he found that he was more exp< I 
dealing with Eskimo furs than in handling Eskimo boats. I -It- 
rolled over, was soon pulled alongside, and clearing hii 
from the kyak climbed aboard just as our gallant mate, hi 
cuer, rolled out of his dory into the water and took a swim 01 
his own account. All hands were nearly exploded with la 
as he rolled himself neatly into the dory ■<■ . ! cl 

aboard, remarking, " That's the way to climb into a dory wi 
capsizing her," as he ruefully shook himself. We wanted 
him if that was the only way to get out of a dory without 
ing her over, but we forebore. 

The next morning as we got clear of the harbor, a trim 
ing schooner of our size was sighted just oh" Cape Marri; 
about ten miles ahead. The breeze freshening we gradually 
overhauled her, and finally, while beating into Helton harbor. 
one o'i the most dangerous entrances on the coast, by th< 
we passed her, and noticing her neat rig and appearance guess* 
rightly we had beaten the representatives of the Newf 
law and the collector of her revenues from this coast. 

Mr. Burgess, who combines in one unassuming persi 
tax and customs collector, the magistrate and the commi 
of poor relief for Labrador, afterward told us that the 

had been on the coast 

lor ti 

vears and had been outs; 

for the first time. The next morning we again beat her 1 

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in working up to Indian Harbor, and only then would lie acknowl- 
I edge himself fair]} beaten. 

Saturday, the 22d of August, having yet three days b F< 
we were due at Rigolette to meet our Grand River party, we 

I made memorable in the annals of the puffins and aul:s ol the 

Heron Islands by spending three -or ban' hours there and taking 

aboard three hundred and seventy-eight of them. Many more 

of them were killed but dropped into inaccessible places or into 

the water and could not be saved. 

The sound of the iusilade from over twenty gunners must 
have resembled a small battle, but il did not drive the birds 
away, and as we left they seemed thicker than ever. Not only 
was the air alive with them, but as one walked along the ii ; 
they would dart swiftly out of holes in the rocks, or crevices, so 
the earth, too, seemed full of them. It was great sport for a 
time, but soon seemed too much like slaughter, and we would 
let the awkward puffins, with their foolish eyes and Rom 
noses, come blundering along within a few feet of our muzzl 
and chose rather the graceful, swift motioned auks and guillemots, 
whose rapid flight made them far more sportsmanlike game. 

The next day, though Sunday, had to be spent in taking care 
of the best specimens, and the game was not fully disposed of 
far several days. Our bill of fare was correspondingly improved 
for a few days. 

Three days were consumed in beating up to Rigolette. At 
Indian Harbor we had heard rumors of the return of some party 
from Grand River on account of injuries received by one -of the 
men, but the description applied best to the second party, and 
we decided it must refer to Bryant or Kenaston. Near Turner's 
Cove we found more rumors, but nothing definite enough to 
satisfy oar growing anxiety, and at last, unable to bear the sus- 
pense any longer, three of the party took a boat and started to 
f row the fifteen miles between us and Rigolette, while the vessel 
I waited for a change of tide and a breeze. 


\ Alternate hope and fear lent strength to our arms as we drove 

the light boat along, and soon we came in sight of the wharf. 

There we saw a ragged looking individual, smoking aver}- short 



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and black clay pipe with one arm in a sling, who seemed I ■ 
recognize us, ana waved his hat vigorously with his well ai 
Soon we recognized Young and were pumping away at his • 
hand in our delight at finding his injuries no worse and that 
Car) r and Cole were yet pushing on, determined to accomp] 
their object. 

Young's hand had been in a critical state; the slight injury 
first received unconsciously, from exposure and lack of atten- 
tion had caused a swelling of his hand and arm that, was both 
extremely painful and dangerous, and which, the doctor said, 
would have caused the loss of the thumb, or possibly cS the 
whole hand, had it voir, uneared for much longer. Of course 
it was impossible to leave a man in such a condition; or to send 

him back alone, so Smith very regretfully volunteered to turn 

back- -at a point where a few days more were expected to give 

sight of the Falls, and when all thought the hardest work of the 
Grand River part}' had been accomplished — and accompam 
Young back to Rigolette. 

It was a great sacrifice oi Smith's personal desires, to be one 
of the re-discoverers oi the falls, to the interests of the expedi- 
tion, and it involved a great deal oi hard worl:, for, alter paddling 
and rowing all day, he had to build and break camp every night 
and morning, as Young's hand grew steadily worse and was all 
he could attend to. 

At the mouth of the river, winch was reached in shorter time 
than was expected, and without accident, Young obtained some 
relief from applications of spruce gum to his hand by Joe 
Michelini, a trapper and hunter, famous for ids skill in all Lab- 
rador. North West River was reached the following day, and 
after a few days oi rest for Smith, during which time Young's 
injur)' began to mend also under the influences of rest 
shelter, they lured a small schooner boat to take them to Rigo- 
lette. On the passage they were struck by a squall in the night, 
near!\- swamped, and compelled to cut the Rushton boat adrift 
in order to save th mselves. i he next day they searched the 
leeward shore ot the lake in vain, and had to go on without her, 
arriving at Rigolette without further accident, and had been there 

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ab^ut a week when we arrived. The boat was picked up later, 
in a badly damaged condition, and given to the finder. 

While Young outlined his experience we hunted up Smith, 
who had been making himself useful as a clerk to the factor at 
the post, Mr. Bell, and all went on board the Julia as soon as 
she arrived, to report and relieve in a measure the anxiety of 
the professor and the boys. 

The day appointed for meeting the river party was the day 
on which we reached Rigolette, August 25th, and so a sharp 
lookout was kept for the two remaining members of the part}', 
on whom, now, the failure or success of that part of the expe- 
dition rested. As they did not appear, we moved up to a cove- 
near Eskimo Island, at the eastern end of Lake Melville, the 
following clay, and there spent four days of anxious waiting, was 
Some dredging and geological work was done, and an attempt 
made to examine more carefully the remains of the Eskimo vil- 
lage before referred to on Eskimo Island, which some investi- 
gators had thought the remains of a Norse settlement. The 
turf was too tough to break- through without a plow, and we 
had to give it up, doing just enough to satisfy ourselves that 
the remains were purely Eskimo. 

All the work attempted was done in a haif-hearted manner, 
for our thoughts were with Cary and Cole, and as the days went 
by and, they did not appear, but were more and more overdue, 
can suspense became almost unbearable. Added to this was 
the thought that we could wait but a few days more at the- long- 
est, without running the daagei of being imprisoned all winter, 
and for that we were poorly prepared. 

The first day of September we moved back to Rigolette to 
get supplies and make preparations for our voyage home, as it 
was positively unsafe to remain any longer. The Gulf of St. 
Lawrence is an ugly place to cross at any time in September, 
for in that month the chances are rather against a small vessel's 
getting across safely. 

It was decided that the expedition must start home on Wed- 
nesday, tile 2nd, and that a relief part\ ; should be left for Cary 
and Cole. With heavy hearts the final preparations were made, 




and many were the looks cast at the narrows where they would 
be seen, were they to heave in sight. 

At last, about 3.30 p. m. Tuesday, the lookout yelled, " sail 
ho ! in the narrows," and we all jumped for the figging. They 
had come, almost at the last hour of our waiting, and with a 
feeling of relief such as we shall seldom again expcri< nee we 
welcomed them aboard and heard their story. 

Jonathan P. Cilley, Jr. 


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The Assembly 

•' Saddle up, lively, boys ! Fall in ! 

From the Right. Count FOURS ! 

Prepare to .Mount! MOUNT ! 

Fours Right ! Column Forward ! March 

The account of the recent 
glorious reunion in Houlton 
will be published m the July 
Call. This will complete the 
accounts of the reunions to the 
present time. In future we 
shall be compelled to publish 
the account of but one reunion 
a year, and thus will bo at lib- 
erty to give the comrades a 
greater variety of reading. 
The present indications are 
that we shall have enough ma- 
terial to make each Call one 
which the comrades win dearly 
love to read and to keep. We 
certain!}" shall if the comrades 
will stand by us in the future 
as they have done in the past. 
So be preparing your stories 
of the service, stories oi com- 
rades since the war, genealog- 
ical sketches, your diaries dur- 
ing the war, — anything that 
will interest the comrades of 

the grand old regiment, --any- 
thing which the sons of the 
comrades will take pride in 
preserving. We want such 
sketches right away for the 
Jul y C a 1 1 , an d 1 1 i e O e t o b e r Call, 
and lots of them for the Janu- 
ary Call. 

In the January Call, which 
the comrades have now thor- 
ough!}" digested, was published 
a complete roll of the regiment, 
with the adds esses of the sur- 
viving comrades so far as is 
known, and the time, place and 
manner of death of such as 
have come to our knowledge. 
This roll is now one of the 
nearest complete in existence, 
and alone tells the story of the 
regiment. But we are not sat- 
isfied with this. We want to 
make it Still nearer complete, 
and have to call upon the com- 

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rades for assistance. As you 
read over the long, hon'orable 
roll, you find here and there 
the name of a comrade who 
has been finally mustered out, 
and there is no mention of this 
fact ; of a comrade with whose 
whereabouts you are acquaint- 
ed, but whose address is not 
on the roll. In all such cases 
sit down at once, — don't post- 
pone it till -to-morrow, — and 
write the fact to Gen. }. P. 
Cilley, Rockland, .Me., and in 
the next January Call they 
will appear, and the roll will 
be so much the nearer com- 
plete, in this way it will not 
be long before the roll will be 
absolutely comolete. 

rades to go to the reunion at 
Washington, next September, 
p r c p a r e d to t a k e step s to • h a v t - 
this improvement made, not 
only for the protection of the 
monument, but for its orna- 


e commence, with this 

Commissar}* Bowman, in the 
sketch of his visit to Gettys- 
burg last summer, published 
in this Call, calls attention to 
the fact that our regimental 
monument on that famous Held 
is unguarded, and that hogs 
are wallowing in the earth at 
the base of the monument to 
such an extent that there is 
danger of the monument being 
undermined. He suggests that 
the monument sliould be pro- 
tected by an iron fence, and 
the suggestion is a good one. 
It would be well for the coin- 

Call, the publication of the 
genealogical sketches of the 
comrades, as was promised in 
t h e p r e v i o u s Call. Th e s c 
sketches will be of much inter- 
est, as they give in brief, the 
history of the comrades since 
the muster-out, while those 
which contain touches of the 
old days will prove interesting 
in anothe r d i re ct io n . VY e 
should like similar sketches of 
every, and will have 
it if each comrade will do his 
duty in the matter. Then will 
the First Maine Bugle be 
the greatest regimental publi- 
cation in the world. 

The July Call. 
The Call for July will con- 
tain the fourth article from 
Major Henry C. Hall, in the 
series entitled ".After Appo- 
mattox," and the comrades will 
all agree that this series ol 
sketches grows more and more 

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It will also present the con- Whoever wishes to purchase 

tinuation of the " Bowdoin a copy of the reports of the 

Boys in Labrador," who will Adjutant General of .Maine, 

take us up Grand River to the 1 861-1866, can procure a set, 

Grand Falls, will give the last newly bound, by addressing 

outlook from the marked Bow- Edward P. Tobie, Pawtucket, 

doin. spruce in mid Labrador, R. I. 

and tell the story of the pluck}' 

return, after the loss of boat We have received from com- 

and most of their provisions, rade William H. Luce, of Co. 

of two hardy explorers, who A, an account of his service in 

footed and floated over three the famous Sixth. Massachu- 

hundred miles. setts Infantry, before our reg- 

The Call for July will also iment was organized, including 

contain an article entitled the march through Baltimore, 

" Remarkable Story of the where occurred the riot in 

First Maine Cavalry," from which two members of that 

the pen of George L. Kilmer, regiment were killed. This 

of the American Press Asso- sketch will be published in the 

ciation ; a sketch entitled "A July Call. 

Night with Mosby," by C. W. 

Wiles, of the Tenth New York We have a promise of an 

Cavalry ; anal a sketch, " Be- article from Capt. Monroe 

guiled by Chance," by a com- Daggett, on his experience in 

rade of our regiment. the infantry; also one on 

J western life and Indian fight- 
ing in i860 and 1867. Com- 

Capt. A. J. Burbank, of Co. rade Daggett is a bright and 

G, was installed as Commander fascinating writer and we look 

of George H. Thomas Post, forward to these contributions 

No. 5, Department of Illinois, with pleasant anticipations. 

Grand Army of the Republic, 

in Chicago, on the evening of s ° ]i S of the First of Maine. 

January oth last, in presence It is hardly necessary to call 

of a large number of depart- the attention of the Sons of 

ment officers and prominent the First of Maine to the arti- 

comrades. . cle in this Call by one of their 

ffaau^*^**^^ ~* u " 


number, entitled "Bowdoin Bowdoin College, 189 1, rank- 
Boys in Labrador," for they ing number lour in his class, 

have become so much inter- and is now at Harvard Law 

ested in the previous articles School. 

that they are waiting i mpa - Willis Tobie, of Pawtucket, 
ti.ently for this on,-. But we R j ^ Secretary of the Son, of 
believe the comrades them- fche First of Maine, observed 
selves will be quite as much his eighteenth birthday, March 
interested as their sons. 2Istj hy a gathering of his 
The sons of the comrades young friends at his father's 
who wish to be identified with residence, and a nice, quiet, 
the organization, " Sons of the pleasant evening was the re- 
First of Maine," are reminded suit. During the evening the 
that all that is necessary for young host was presented by 
that purpose is to send name his friends with a handsome 
and address, with the name ring, as a souvenir of the occa- 
and company of their lathers, sion and of the friends present, 
to the secretary, V\ iliis Tobie, Edward L. Dam, vice presi- 
Xo. 148 Broadway, Pawnticket, clent of the < (m6 of the First: 
R. I., that the list may be made f Maine for Co. F, passed a 
"P- It is hoped that all will most SUC cessful examination 
promptly comply with this re- before the commissioners of 
cjuirement, that the younger- pharmacy in Maine, in New 
ganization may make a good Hampshire and in Massachu- 
showing at the next reunion. S( . Us _ and ; s now with George 

Edward P. Tobie, Jr., of C. Fry, and has the reputation 
Pawtucket, R. L, President of of being one of the most skill- 
the Sons of the First of Maine, ^1 prescription clerks in Port- 
has accepted a position as land. 

Pawtucket correspondent and \y e shall be pleased to re- 

agentof" the Providence iTa-™- ce j vc personal items of all 

ing .\V:ew and is doing excel- kinds concerning the sons oi 

lent work. the comrade;*, for publication 

Jonathan P. Ciilev, [r., Voce in this department of the 
President uf the Sons of the BUGLK. Boys, make it inter- 
First of Maine, uraduated at esting lor yourselves. 



The sons o( deceased com- lery of his own, and will each 
rades may render us efficient need an appropriation from 
St rvice, and do honor to the the State for building to con- 
memory of their gallant fathers, tain the'samc. 

by sending to us the fact and 

time of their death to assist Relics from Camp Penobscot, 

in completing the roll, and also Sergt. Sidney- \V. Clark, of 

sending a sketch of their lives, Co. A, residing at Masardis, 
for the genealogical record. has in his possession two invi- 

tations to promenade concerts 

The Army and Navy jour- and military balls given during 
nal says: "The members of the winter in Augusta. As 
the Pennsylvania Commandery these cannot fail to be of int ■ 
of the Loyal Legion, under the est to the comrades, we reprint 
lead of Colonel John P. Nich- them here, only wishing the 
olson, are pushing vigorous!}' same old type and style of 
their project far the erection thirty years ago could be re- 
of a war library and museum peated : 

in the city of Philadelphia. Grand promenade concert and mili- 

tary hall, to be given by the office; 
the first Maine Cavalry. Sir: Your 
presence, with ladies, is respectfully so- 
licited at Meonian Hail, Monday even- 
ing, Dec. 1 6th, 1S61. Commit! 
arran ;ements : Major C. S. Doughty, 
Major I). P. Stowell, Capt. B, II. Put- 
nam, Capt. W. L. Whitney. Adj. B. F. 
Fucker, Lieut. C. Taylor, Lieut, j. C. 
$100,000 additional and half >^ ] > Lieut. G. S. Kimball, Lieut. J. C. 

.Stevens. Music by the Cavalry Land. 
I ! . . :ing to commence at S o'clock. The 

We question whether such a 
project could succeed any- 
where else, but it does promise 
success in Philadelphia. The 
state of Pennsylvania has con- 
tributed $50,000 contingent 
u p o n t h e s u b scription f 

o.j this amount is already sub- 
scribed, and there seems to he 

military expecte 1 t > appear in full in 

no doubt as to the remainder." form. Tickets, including refresh™* 

A First Maine Cavalry man, 

reading the above, remarked 

that if the I* trst Maine Cavalry 

Association continue their 
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puDUcations eacn memoer c 
the old regiment will posses 
a war library and picture gal 

52.50; for sale at the Augusta TJ use, 
Chisam & Cobb's, Patten & Austin's 
by members <>f the committee. 

Grand Proineua le Concert and Mili- 
tary Bali, to be given by the noi 
missioned officers of the Firs: M 
Cavalrv, Your presence is resp 
-. li i'l • : at Meonian Hall, Friday even- 
ing, t)ec. 2Gth, 1S61. Committee ot 


FIR S 7 ' A fA INK B U G I. E. 

arrangements, Sergts. L. G. Estes, A. P. The following resolutions on 

Russell, \. A. Fessenden, [. A. Coombs, ,« i ,1 r c -\ \ \\r c t i 

r . T , . . , ., , . . the death oi Dr. v\ . S. Howe, 

Geo. Cowee, C. h. Smith, (has. Bibber, 

L. B.Hill, C. A. Thorns. Music by Reg- an interested and honor,-! 

imental and Quadrille Bands. Dancing member of the local associa- 

te commence at S 


The Androscoggin Association. 
The annual meeting and 

oan quel o 

f the First Maim 

Cavalry Association of An- 
droscoggin county was held at 
G. A. R. hall in Auburn, Sat- 
urday, Feb. 27th, 1892. There his afflicted family our profound sympa 
was a larsre attendance of corn 

tion, wore passed : 

Whereas, It has pleased Divine Prov- 
idence to transfer from the raid::-, of his 
comrades here to join the ranks of those 
who have gone before, our beloved 
rade and president, Dr. W. S. Howe, 

Resolved, That this association mourns 
the loss of a brave soldier, a good citizen 
and a much loved comrade. 

Resolved, That we hereby tender to 

ades and their ladies and the 


lermg was a happy event. 

thy and condolence in their great b - 


Resolved, That these resolutions be 
entered upon the records of this associa- 
tion, and that a copy be sent to the fam- 
ily of our late comrade; also that they 
be published in the daily Journal. 

M. F. Ricker, J Committee 
C. E. M< iulto.n, \ on 

J. 1 1. Coffin, J Resolu 

Gen. Cilley was a guest of 

Henry Little, at the Park 

House, Auburn, while in that 


A fine banquet was provided 
and served by the ladies, after 
which there were speeches by 
Gen. Cilley, the brave and 
honored commander, President 
Milton F. Ricker and Com- 
rades Besse, Moulton, Dresser, 
Coffin, Duston, Lowell and 
Little. The speeches had ref- 
erence to ami}' experiences, A Joyous Entertainment. 
and were of keen interest. The First Maine Cavalry 
Gen. Cilley's presence was a boys are as great a success 
surprise, and he received a W } 1C11 t ] 1C y start ; n f or a SO cial 
warm welcome. gathering as they were in put- 

At the business meeting, ting the enemy to flight during 
Milton F. Kicker of Auburn, the war. Friday evening, 
was elected president; \Y. G. March 4th, the local members 
Besse of Lewiston, vice presi- f the cavalry and their ladies 
dent; Henry Little, Auburn, . vcrc entertained by Mrs! Ro- 
secretary and treasurer; B. P. ; an Foster, at her home, Xo. 52 
Lowed, Lewiston, chaplain. School street, Auburn. Mrs. 




Foster was assisted in enter- the organization. The first 
taining by Mrs. Charles E. comrade to arrive was, natu- 
Moulton. The house was rally, the one who went the 
handsomely decorated with greatest distance, viz : Gen. J. 
flags and flowers. Outside P. Cilley ; but before he had 
there were many Chinese found his way among the be- 
terns, and inside every room wildering corridors of the 
was illuminated. 1 lie decora- Crawford Mouse to the room 
tion included eighty-three hags assigned for the meeting, he 
beside a liberal amount of bunt- was overtaken by a comrade 
ing. The cavalry color was dis- from the little State of Rhode 
played in every possible place, Island. He was quickly tol- 
eveii to a huge yellow tie.of lowed by Major Henry C. Hall, 
ribbon on the clog's neck. of Woburn, now a member of 
The evening was passed so- the Massachusetts House of 
daily. About forty comrades Representatives, and they then 
and their ladies were there.- had quite a little reunion all 
Refreshments were served and to themselves, for a while, 
games of various kinds were But there was more business 
indulged in. just before teav- than story telling in their con- 
ing for home the party sang versation, and ere long the 
"America.'" Piano solos were comrade- began to gather, un- 
rendered during the evening til the room was full. The 
by Miss Lena Thompson and business meeting was called to- 
Master Foster. Mrs. Foster's gether by the president, Major 
hospitality was greatly appre- Hail, and officers were elected 
ciated. for the ensuing vein' as !o ; - 

lows : 

President— Ma]. Henry C. Hall. 

Vice Presidents — Lieut. George F. 
Jewelt, Joseph R. Curtis. 

Treasurer — < 'ol. Albion C. Drink water. 

Secretary — Charles A. F. Emery. 

Executive Committee — Gilbert N. Har- 
ris, Patrick 1. She'vlin, Albert Eck : 

Annual Meeting 1 Massachusetts 

. Branch. 

'hhe annua! reunion and ban- 
quet of the Massachusetts 
Branch of the First Maine 
Cavalry Association was held 

in the Crawford [douse, Boston, 
March ;oth, and w i: one of 

Maj. Mall objected to b an 
-elected, and as argument 

the pleasantest in the history of seemed to have no effect upon 

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him, [lie Dialler was taken out of mere eating good things, 

ol his hands entirely by Lieut. but the better enjoyment of 

Jewett, who put the motion comradely conversation, min- 

and declared Maj. Mall the gled with the old memories 

unanimous choice. Then he and the old stories. Bye and 

was forced to submit. Bus!- bye Maj. Hall called to order 

ness over, the comrades and and introduced den. Cilley to 

their ladies proceeded to the make some remarks, And 

banquet hall, and found places there came out in Maj. Hall's 

at the tables, Maj. Flail pre- introduction a little incident 

siding. At the tables were which is worthy to go on rec- 

ord in the pages of the BUGLE. 
It seems that during the day 
Gen. Cilley called, upon Maj. 
Hall at the State House. 
While there the major was 
obliged to leave the general 
for a few moments, in the line 
ol his public duties, and while 
away from him he happened 
to meet a one- armed messen- 
ger of the State House. He 
inquired of the messenger, 
" Y\ here did you lose your 
arm.? " u 1 lost that arm at 
Gravelly Run, twenty-seven 
orders (Maj. Hall evidently years ago to-morrow," was the 
reasoning from the past that reply. This startled the major 
the comrades of the First as he realized that what the 
Maine Cavalry would eat if messenger called the fight o\ 
they could get anything to eat, Gravelly Run was really the 
with or without orders) the first day of Five Forks, and is 
company made an attack on down on our battle flags as 
the edibles set 'before them. " Dinwiddie." " Were you in 
And from all along the table the cavalry? " inquired the 
were heard the sounds of en- major. " No; " was the reply, 
joyment — not the enjoyment "not then; but I was \i\ the 

the following : 

Gen. J. P. Cilley, Mr. J. P. Cilley, Jr., 
Lieut. E. P. Tobie, Mr. C. A. F. Emery, 
Lieut, and Airs. G. F. Jewett, Lieut. H. 
S. Libbey, Mr. and Mrs. G.N.Harris, 
Col. and Mrs. A. C. Drinkwater, V. K. 
Lincoln, Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Pulsifer, Mr. 
and Mrs. II. M. Thompson, Mrs. Frank 
P. Davis, Mr. P. F. Shevlin, Mr. and 
Mrs. U. W. Gage, Mr. and Mrs. A. 
Edgecomb, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Orchvay, 
Mr. and Mrs. A. D. French, Mr. C. A. 
North, Mr. and Mrs. G. P. Phillips, Mr. 
C. O. Stone, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Pierce, 
Mrs. A. I). Morse, -Mr. J. M. Perkins, 
Mr, B. T. Gorham. 

Lieut. Jewett invoked Divine 

blessing', and then, without 

p^^:^,^^^^^^iky:^£^ ****££*> 



hirst Vermont Cavalry earlier 
war/ 1 " 1 was in the First 
Maine Cavalry," said the major, 
no doubt with conscious pride. 
■• Ah ! " replied the messenger, 
•' I remember that regiment ; 
it was with us in Banks' retreat 
in tiie Valley, in I 862 ; I re- 
member a little major in that 
regiment who was struck by a 
shell in the shoulder at Mid- 
dletown — the first man I ever 
saw wounded. I have often 
wondered what became of that 
major.'' " Come with me, and 
f will show him to you'," said 
Major Hall, and in a few mo- 
ments Gen. Cilley was having 
a brisk and interesting conver- 
sation with a man who had 
seen him but once before, and 
that thirty years ago, but who 
had seen him under such cir- 
cumstances that though he did 
not even know Ids name he 
had remembered him all these 
years. But to the remarks of 
Gen. Cilley at this banquet, 
which were as follows: 

Mr. President, Comrades and Ladies: 
— I would like to say a few words con- 
cerning our association. Much might 
be expected from the surviving member:; 
ui a regiment whose record stands pre- 
eminent among ti e cav dr\ < rganizations 
of ' ; ..' land, but I m o nvinc ■! that an 
examination of om organized lif< since 
the memorable day at Appomatt s. will 
reveal some interesting facts, in the 

first place our writtf n articles of a 
tion are the flimsiest ever framed. The 
sole object is a yearly reunion, yet all 
the association does is to select the p! 
then by unanimous consent the c >i 
of such place become ommitt 

determine when and how to en' i 
the members and make the reunion a 
pleasure and a success. Such vaguely 
formed committees have at times i 
.:- jo iation into debt and ag tin 1 
shouldered the whole expense themselves, 
ami the association has been almost as 
good natured in one case ax in the other. 
Secondly, the high, literary and historic 
qualities of our reunions are shown by a 
hosS of original poems, bright and artis- 
tic, by careful essays and witty stories, 
by numerous personal incidents of serv- 
ice, and by addresses from many of the 
ablest orators and statesmen of the boob 
all of which hove been preserved ami 
year after year printed in the reunioi 
pamphlets of the association, making. 
up to the present time, two subst: 
volumes. Thirdly, it has brought out the 
most expensive and 'most complete r< i- 
mental history ever published, which to 
every mcmbei of the regiment is as fas- 
cinating as it is complete. Within its 
covers are placed! three hundrc 
seven portraits, steel engravings of com- 
rades and pictures of places, these por- 
traits being the best f their ! 
Fourthly, it has supplemented the yearly 
record of the reunion proceedings by a 
quarterly of some one hundred j 
which embodies all that could be desks i 
in such a publh ation and grov> « in int r- 
cst with each recurring issue. Its sole 
aim is to keep fresh ;he memories : 
gallant service of the regiment and I i 
make comrades mutually acquainted 
each other. This object is most happily 
it.1 di ed and th gener i! response < >• th ' 
comrades is, ' I <-i\ suggi ! n • in ■ 
mem.'" It has commenced thes 
enduring work of presenting the genea- 

if.., .. 




Having presented I h 

financial facts. Gen. Cilley 

logical history of the members of the 
association, and opens its columns to arti- 
cles and communications from our allied 
organizations. Lastly, it h attained then related the following 
these successes by an amount of work story, entitled: 
and on expenditure of monej that is as 
large as the results are happy. Mea ure 
if you can the work expended in obtain- 
ing tiie materia] for the history and espe- 
cially the facts necessary to present the 
exhaustive roster of our regiment, or the 


In December, li L, ] ill; M- I s 1 ■ 
informed me that he wanted a darkey to 
aid him in taking care of the hor ; 

said lie imVht have one whenever he 

effort required to secure the numerous could capture a suitable one. The first 

pictures. The work cannot he measured, day out on the bellefield raid, DeeenVb i 

but the figures can be counted, and here I2th, 1S64, while the regiment halted to 

they are: destroy a culvert, Billy made a circuit of 

Money raised and expended by the the surrounding country, and in a short 

First Maine Cavalry Association : 187?, time returned, leading a diminutive mule 

first reunion, estimated, S200; 187 ], see- by a halter made of hay; that is, a twisted 

nd reunion, estimated, $100; 1874, third 

if haw On the mule was seated 

reunion, ac 

tual, S2SS.75; 1S75, fourth a darkey of large size, dressed, externally 

r e union, ac t ua!, S 2 1 5 . 2 1 ; 1 8 7 6, fi ft h 

at least, with thin cotton gan 

nion, actual, $77.50; 1877, sixth reunion, The entire command broke out in laugh 

actual, 587; 1078, seventn reunion, act- 
ual, 3258.01; 1S70, eighth reunion, actu- 
al, £546.72; 1SS0, ninth reunion, actual. 

ter long and loud, as billy, with apparent 
pride, led his incongru 5 us capture into 
he; Icpiarters, (Mist. p. 371.) The mule 

$323.76: 1SS1, tenth reunion, actual, by contrast 1 ;ed exceedingly small 
$124.64; 18S2, eleventh reunion, actual, 
$363.68; 1883, twelfth reunion, actual, 
$2 10.09; 1884, thirteenth reunion, act- 
ual, S93.35: 1885, fourteenth reunion, 
actual, $130,75; rSSb, fifteenth reunion. 

His hide was rough and Ids ribs could I e 
counted between the matted hair. The 
darkey was a finely proportioned fell* w 
and developed quite a gift for taking 
ea;\- of the horses, but apparently claimed 
actual, S64.75; 1887, sixteenth reunion, the mule as his own. This animal soon 
actual, 8243.7;; 1 . - ntcenth re- covered his ribs with plump, well rounded 

union, actual, 8185.49; '889, eighteenth 
reunion, actual, Si 16. 86; iS 90, nine- 
teenth reunion, actual. 8237.47; 180;, 
twentieth reunion, estimated, 8129.22; 
total reunions and pamphlets;, £5000. 

sides, and his hair bi silky and of a 
very pleasing color. In fact, he became 
i Li 1 1 k i' aut) , and se< med to enjoy the 
tributes ■■ f praise fa puentiy gb en him. 
lie was a mule that dearly loved a joke. 

Bugle: Call 1. S154.05; Call 2, S95; At times when the darkey. Isaac, 

Call 3, 8175,37; Call 4, : iS.< o; < "all .. 
Si 27.50; Call 6, .;■; 20; (.'all 7.00 ■<■ i : 
total for Bl.oi.Es, 3036. ib.j History: 

:.;. soniing him he would quietly wait un- 
til Isaac's back was turned to him and in 
. . 11 1 : ; isition, wh :n lie would playfully 

printing, ,81,681.93; binding, £1,077.50; raise one of his pretty feet and place ii 

pictures in h 
his ory, 85,4 
meat, > 2 ; o ; 
badges, 855; 

2J? ' 

itory, c 2,o ; 2.5O; total for 
1 33- (Gettysburg monu- 

;' oh ture; , : >: l : ; 

.:.<>: grand tot ' 

so adroitb on Isaac's exposed rear that 
the ast mishe i darkey woul i r.y through 
,: e ; ir f< a ■ v> >d or 51 >. Isaac was ■ iau ' 


j>i2,- tempered, and would generally grao a 
board or rail and lav it soundly on the 



mule's left flank, whereupon the mule you sec Dinah:'' I asked, "and what 
uouki lay his cars hack and laugh out about her?" " i es," said he, slowly, i 
1 ud. as though he could not help it, saw Dinah, and without speaking she 
] forgot to sa) that Isaac, at the time looked at my shoes, . i shoestrn ; , 
of the capture, was soon to have been then her eyes ran along my trousers to 
married; that the Christmas' near at my blue coat and brass buttons, and up 
hand, was the time for the happy con- to my carefully bru hed hair, then down 
summation. He, however, seemed rec- 'to the cap in my hand and ac 
onciled to remain at headquarters as he my two hands in white gloves, and said, 
and his old master were not good friends 4 Is that you, Isaac/ I replied, ' It am, 
—the master has threatened to sell him and 1 have come down here to marry 
and send him South. After Lee's sur- you as we promised.' At this she corn- 
render, Isaac, feeling himself a free man menced to cry and after crying a long 
and that his old master could not now time and allowing ine to quiet her by 
dispose of him at will, expressed a wish holding her in my arms, she said, 'Do 
to visit the plantation and see his lady you remember that garment I told you 
hoe. Thinking that the event appointed I was working on?' 1 said yes. 'Well,' 
for Christmas would take place on his said she slowb, 'after you left me so 
presenting himself. I purchased a full suddenly I worked on that while gar- 
suit of army blue, and Isaac with his six inent inure constant!) than ever before 

and cried over it a good 'leak I made 

i. it much nicer and prettier than 1 ever 

d thought it could be made — and after I 

got it all finished I felt so disconsolate 
id lonely, 1 felt so bad that no fellow 
;u;d see me in that garment that I 

feet of stature, erect and well propo; 
tioned, rilled the uniform to-pe rfectioi 
I gave him some money besides, an 
sent him. on his journey to his old horn 
a hapnv and well-' 

ssed man. 

about a week's time he was back at 
headquarters. A little surprised, I. asked went and married broken-fingered Sam 
him how he found his old master and New Year's Eve. [ am so sorry now, 
what he said to rem. tie replied. ,: i Isaac, that I do nut know what to do.' " 
went to my old place and catered the Hut I have forgotten ill ab ii tl 
house as usual; my Id master, a little mule, lie had the prettiest dappled 
h rcl of hearing and dor: of sight, sat in coat that any mule ever did p 
his -c-c.a chair smoking his corncob His eyes had a soft, dreamy expression 
pipe: i thought I would not call him with a laugh in them, Ids long ears 
master, as [ was now a free man, so 1. [jointed up into the air like the 
said vers politely, '.Mr. Randolph, I and feathers on a woman's bo7inet, 
have caked to ,-ci you and hope you are making his Websterian head appear as 
well'; partly looking up lie said, 'Glad adorned by two bonnets. It was a 
to see you colonel; have a chair; " then pleasure to ride him, he carried one so 
looking squarely at me he paused sur- easily. I did not like to ride him in 
prised for a h • minutes, his eves roam- public or when moving with the regi- 
ing over me from head to foot, and then mem. As .vc were three days on picket 
he said, 'Isaac, you just get out of and six off, which six days were wed 
here right smart or I will have that taken up by reconnoisances, marches 
blue coat of yours off your back and and parades. 1 found little time to ex- 
give you a whipping whose marks will ereise him other than as a pack rnui . 
remain much longer than they did when But every chance i could gel off . i 
1 whipped you last. November. 1 ' "Did on bye or wood paths, I used to gallop 





him away from the sight of men and ] KJVV that simple message mav 

care and responsibility, and he anpar- ,1 ■ ,, .1 , 

. , . . • . tnnli the heart oi some one 
entiy would erijuy it as much as myself. 

Every once in a while, and as often as whom you have not Seen nor 

he desired, he had a way of stopping heard from for years, and who 

and throwing up his hack, sending me 
into the air above his head. 1 crm re- 
meml er very distinctly bow my dander 
would rise as ] was ascending through 
the air and how my temper would 
hot the nearer 1 approached the sun, 
and how it would gradually cool and 1 
would descend to the earth again very 
calmly, landing • :i my feet a rod or so 
ahead of the mule, look back to him 
and see him smile and his ear: shake 

has boon hungering to hear 
from you and long wondering 
whether you are still living 01 
whether you, too, have been 
mustered out. Send some 
tie sketch of your own expe- 
rience — it will wake the mem- 
ories in other comrades, and 

with laughter to their very tips. When they ill turn will thrill VOU With 

I would approach him lie would wait memories of long forgotten 
my coming and put his head so lovingly incidents. There isn't o n e 

toward me that 1 was almost tempted to , 

1 . , . . , , , t ., , here present who can not write 

kiss rn.s wide cheek tor the womanly x 

qualities so .clearly exhibited. a sketch that will interest all 

Col. Albion C. Drinkwater the comrades and be of special 

was then called upon and interest to some of them. Write 

spoke briefly, expressing bis {t * n your own way— don't try 

pleasure at being present and 

to make- a finely written thii 

meeting the comrades once of it— don't try any fine writ- 
more. m &' — that would spoil it— but 

.ieut. Ldwar 

odic was 

write it hist as von would tel 

then called upon, lie first '^ then shall the comrades, 

told a story that never was be- < IS they read il recognize that 

fore told publicly, concerning ft is yours because ' it sounds 

the famous temperance pledge just like him,' and as they see 

of the earlv historv of the }' ou il! their mind's eye, they 

regiment, and then made an 
earnest plea to die comrades 
to help the Bt OLE by sending 
their contributions. "Send 
something," said he, " if it is 
cad\- ' 1 low are' you, com- 
rades?' with your name at- 
tached to it. You don't know 

will fancy for the moment that 
the)' can almost see you again. 
Send something. We are go- 
ing to have the BUGLE full of 
matter every Call. We can do 
it but we want you to help, 
that we may have greater vari- 
ety, and make it much more 

I .. .. . . .-■...... 




Remarks full of interest lore made public, and which 

were made by Comrades Chas. the lieutenant .promises to 

K. Jacks, Thomas B. Pulsifer, write out for some future Call 

John M. Perkins and Patrick of the BUGLE. 

F. Shevlin, the latter telling It was noticed that there 

some excellent stories in his was absent from this gathering 

own inimitable way, which one who, though not a com- 

pleased all, and which he has rade of this regiment, was yet 

agreed to write out for the a comrade, and whose voice 

BUGLE. His account of meet- was listened to with pleasure 

in;; with an old schoolmate, at the previous annual meeting 

who enlisted before he did, — Col. Charles F. King, of the 

and whom he had promised to First, Tenth, and Twenty-Ninth 

meet in the held, was touching; Maine Infantry. On inquiry it 

indeed. was learned that Col. Kin.? 

Jonathan P. Ciilcy, Jr., son died last January, after an 1 1 1— 

o\ the genera], and author of ness of five days, of pneumo- 

" Bowcioin Boys in Labrador," nia, at his home in Somerville. 

made some very interesting The following, from the Som- 

r em a r k s , to u c h i n g b ri e fl y u p o n e r v i 11 e Jo u mal of Jan u a ry 

his experience and that of his -3d, will be of interest: 
fellows while on the exploring 

1 to The sudden death of Colonel Kin 

expedition in -the far north last most sinccr , ,, mouvn< d . Hc had co * allt . 

Summer, and showing that the less friends, ana the attendance p.t his 

sons of the men of Maine are flU1 eral Thursday showed how hismem- 

r . urv is respected anion? thern. Onlv tJie 

worthy descendants oi their Su ' nday bcf(> , c he dicd ; C oloncl King at- 

fathers, where skill, ability, tended the funeral of Comrade Lawrence 

pluck and endurance are re- at Winter Hill, and when an associate 


said to him : " I wonder who of us will 
be the next to i„ r o? " he answered: 

.After the exercises were « Well, after all, what docs it matter so 
I Concluded, Willie the Comrades long as we arc well prepared." Col 

were separating, Lieut Jewett KiTlg ' s ]l(c was that cf an honor * bk 

Christian gentleman, and those who 
tdd # a Story about G«*r«*tot kncu . him 'intimately knew that he was 
On the morning of Lee's Stir- always ready for the suinm ns that must 

come to all. I lis kindness of heart, his 
oj en fj an! lies \ and his many ! ; : 
traits of character made him beloved, s 
Character — a Story never be- . he was respected, by all who knew him. 

render, which, gives a hue fla- 
vor of the great general'o 

o ■-> traits ol character made him beloved, s 




The members of his family have the sin- he enlaced in the iron bu in 

cerest sympathy of countless friends in a, ,, , , . , 

,, , \. \ „' , „ u i • • • At tne breaking out o 

the loss tnat they and all who knew him 

have sustained. rebellion he was made cap 

anc j co i one ] f the Fifth Re- 
Death of General J, I, Gregg. ■ serves. Shortly afterv irds In 
General John I. Gregg, who was appointed captain of the 
achieved distinction during the Sixth United Slates Cava . 
war as colonel of the Sixteenth one of the new regiments 
Pennsylvania Cavalry, died at formed by President Lino 
his residence in Washington, He served throughout the war 
D, C, January 6th, 1892. and received the brevets of 
Colonel and Brevet Brigadier major, lieutenant colonel, colo- 
and Major General Joan Irvin nel and brigadier general in 
Gregg was born July 26th, the regular army, for gallantry 
1S26, at Bellefonte, Centre in action in the battles of Kel- 
County, Pennsylvania. He ley's Ford, Middleburg, Shep- 
was a son of Andrew Gregf?, herdstown, Wilderness, SuJ 

an iron manufacturer, who phur Springs, St. Mary's 

once sat in the Senate of his Church, Deep Bottom, Ston; 

state, and a grandson of the Creek Station, and Hatcher's 

famous Andrew Gregg who Run. After the war he was 

was prominent in the early his- inspector general of freedme 

tory of this country, and was in Louisiana, and under tin 

a member of United States tablishment of July 28th, rS 

Senate from Pennsylvania in became colonel of the Eighth 

the early part of the century United States Cavalry. He 

General Gregg received a was with his regiment on the 

sound education in the acad- Pacific coast till retired for dis- 

emy of his native place, and ability incurred in the line o! 

in 1846, when only twenty years duty. .April 2d, 1879. Since 

old, volunteered as a private this time he had resided in 

in the war with Mexico. He Washington. He was a man 

was promoted to captain, and of martial stature, being 6 teet 

served with honor until his 4 inches in height. He w*hs a 

regiment was mustered out of cousin of David McMurti 

service at the close of the war. Gregg, the recently cie 

Returning to Centre County, Auditor General of Pennsyl- 

- . . 



vania. The following official Central Railroad ; u! .< :d all day 

report made by Gen. Ore-- with the enemy; 12II1, in camp atTrc- 

1 villian Station; [3th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 

may be 01 interest in bringing l?th anfj ^ ^^ tQ Rj . 

to memory Olir service under Queen Court House; 19th, man 

Dunkirk; 20th, inarched to White 

Ins co mm and : 


Second Div. i !av. v orps, ( 

July 6, T>4. } 

Cut. II. C. Weir, A. A. Gex, Sir:— 
1 have the honor to submit the follow ing 
brief report of the operations of this 
brigade since April 29, 1864, to the pres- 
ent date: 

April 29th, marched from Turkey Run 
to Paoli Mills. May 3rd, marched to 

House; 2 1 st, engaged all day with the 
enemy near Tunstail Statioi ■■ n the Rich- 
mond and York River Railroad; 22nd, 
in canin on Macon's farm; 23d, rnarcl 
to Jones' 1 '.ridge on the Chickahominy; 
24th, marched to St. Mary's Church and 
fought hard all day with the entire cav- 
alry force of the enemy; 25th, marchc ! 
to Winan's farm and camped; 26th and 
27th, in camp; 28th, crossed James Riv- 

Richardsviile; 4th, crossed the Rapidan er and encamped near Fort Powhattan; 

at Ely's Ford and marched via Chancel- 29th, marched to Prince George Court 

iorsvilie to Aldrich; 5th, (3th, 7th and House; 30th, marched to Warwick 

Kth, engaged with the enemy at Todd's Swamp; July 1st. marched to Proctor's 

Tavern; cjti , marched to North Anna House on Jerusalem Plank Road an.l 

River; loth, crossed South Anna River; made reconnoisancc to Nottaway River 

1 1 tit, engaged with the enemy from in search of Prig. Gc\\. Wilson's com- 

Ground Squirrel Church to Yellow Tav- mand; 2nd, marched to Prince George 

ern; 12th, engaged oil day with the Court House and encamped; 3rd, in 

enemy near Brook Church inside the camp: 4th, changed camp to Jordan's 

Rebel fortifications of Richmond; 13th, Point on the James River; 5th and 6th, 

1 larcl ed,to Bottom's Bridge on the Chick- in camp. 

ahominy; 14th, marched to Haxall's on The entire distance marched by this 

the James River; 15th, 16th, and 17th, brigade during the operations of the past 

in camp; iSth, marched to Baltimore two months is over 700 miles, independ- Roads; 19th, in camp; 

ent of the distance traveled 

marched to Cold Harbor; 22nd, marched after forage and in going and returning 

to White House; 23rd, 24th and 25th, from picket duty and in scouting. This 

marched to Chesterfield Station; .26th, brigade has participated in eleven battles 

marched to Hanover Ferry; 27th, crossed and has lost heavily in killed indw muled, 

the Pamunky; 28th, engaged with the I cannot speak in«terms that would be 

enemy all day at Hawes' Shop; 20th and exaggerated of the conduct of the • ofri- 

3<5tii, in camp; 31st, marched to White cers and men in this command; the up.- 

House and reported to Maj. Gen. Smith; flinching courage displayed under fire. 

Jane 1st, marched to Prospect Church; and the cheerfulness with which every 

2nd, marie reconnoissance to Sumner's toil and privation was endured ana sub- 

1 p] ; er Bridge on the Chickahominy, en- iniUed to, entitle this command to be 

gaged all day with the enemy; jiJ, 4th ranked among the bast soldiers in this or 

and 5th, in camp at Bottom's Bridge; any other army. 

6th, marched to New Castle Fern on the I have to regret the h >> of several val- 

Pamunky; 7th, Sth, oth and loth, uabie officers killed in action an i since 

marched to Trevillian Station on Virginia die i of wounds whose names deserve to 

E i • 




be written high upon the scroll of fame. to prepare an article on ''Stone- 
To the officers of my staff, Capt. H. i] -* 1 »> r i.i i>,- ., , 

,, ,, , , T ,. T . , T v , wall Jackson for the Blgle, 

M. liugnes, A. J. Gen.; Lieu t Jno. 13. 

Maitland, A. A. Gen.; Lieu't R. J. and {l]C Y wil1 look for it anx- 

Phipps, A. Orel. Officer; Lieu't Matteson iously. 

and Cutler, A. A. D.C., and Lieu't Heald, Comrade Sidney \V. Clark 

Pro. Marshall, I am indebted for valuable . . r 

■ , , , ■ a . , . ... . has also promised to furnish 

services, and desire to bear testimony to t 

their gallantry under trying circum- the BUGLE with sketches of 

stances, and I earnestly recommend fojg service and of the niOVC- 
Lieu't jno. I>. Maitland for promotion , en \ t\ 

ments oi Co. A. lne more 

to rank of captain in the department of 
the service in which he has been acting 
since February, 1S64. 

The following are the names of officers 
hilled in action: 

Chaplain Geo. Vv. Bartlett, 1st Maine 
Cav.; Capt. O. A. Ellis, 1st Maine Cav.; 
Capt. \V. W. Phillips, 1st Maine Cav.; 
Lt. Col. S. Boothby, 1st Maine Cav,; 
Lieu't Win. Harris, 1st Maine Cav.; 
Lieu't E. J. Dugan, 2nd Penn'a Cav.; 
Col. Geo. H. Covode, 4th Penn'a Cav.; 
Lieu't F. W. Bowen, 4th Penn'a Cav.; 
Capt. Jno. Kline, 13th Penn'a Cav. Of- 
ficers killed, 9; enlisted men killed, 58; 
officers wounded, 22; enlisted men 
wounded, 348; officers missing, 15; en- 
listed men missing, 170. Total losses, 
620. I am very respectfully, 

Your obedient servant, 


Colonel Commanding Brigade. 

Lieuts. Cutler and Heald 
were of our own regiment, and 
it will be seen that of the nine 
officers killed five were our 
own comrades in the First 
Maine Cavalry. 

The comrades, one 

the merrier 

Revere House. 
Our Association enjoyed the 
hospitalities of this hotel in 
1889, and Landlord Merrow 
will be glad to welcome any of 
trie comrades who will make 
themselves known to him as 
members ol the old regiment. 

Maine Benefit Association. 

Comrade Milton F. Richer 
is the manager of this com 
parry and their good success 
attests the quality of his work. 

Sign Painting 1 . 
Bugler Charles F. Dam, who 
was one of the Councilmen oi 
Portland last year, has a very 
large contract with Brown & 
Josselyn of that city, to paint 
signs advertising the Washburn 
Crosby flour. Comrades as 
they see these sisms in ditt r- 


ent parti 

the btate will 

will be pleased to learn that please recognize the handi 
Major Sidney W. Thaxter is work of our comrade of Co. F 

<\* ,.-,- , , : /*u^^*Ji^^aaifaa^ 




Our Iutroduci ic a. 

In reply to a request for an 
introduction to this Call, Gen. 
C i 'ley replied " It is its own 

best introduction. Its page? 
have become familiar and en- 
deared to all the comrades of 
the old regiment. 1 ts increased 
s i z e i s e v i cl e n ce o f m o r e p ro m p t 
and satisfactory financial re- 
plies from members of the 
association, it now contains 
nearly as many pages as a 
number of the North Ameri- 
can Review, and actually more 
reading matter. It is the won- 
der of other regimental asso- 
ciations, and bids fair, in its 
way, to be as great a success 
in a financial and literary point 
of view as the history of our 
regiment, and in. addition to 
all this there rs one result at- 
tained that is worth more than 
all the cost o( both history and 
tiie BUGLE — the joy and in- 
spiration awakened in so many 

comrades' lives by the inter- 
change of the simple, kindly 
1 c 1 1 e r s printed as ec ho 
Read the letter of Capt. Wm. 
S. Howe in the July Call and 
reflect. Read the letter of 
James D. Card of Eastern 
Maine in the October Call and 
the awakened reply of John P. 
Perry of the western part of 
New England, printed in this 
issue, and realize that the BU- 
GLE has brought these two 
comrades together, who have 
not seen each other since the 
war closed, and who may never 
meet face to face. See how 
the letters from Waiter Sylves- 
ter of the Soldiers' National 
Home, Leavenworth, Kan., 
have interested Joseph T. Dar- 
ling of Malaga, Cal. 

Similar incidences are al- 
most innumerable and they are 
just as happy as they are 




Bugle Echoes 

Hark ! through the quiet evening air their song 

Floats forth with wild, sweet rhythm and glad refrain. 

They sing the conquest of the spirit strong, 
The soul that wrests the victory from pain. 


Maineland, Nebraska, April 12th, i$S6. 
Friend M. B. Cook : — Your letter re- 
ceived asking the question, " Where are 
you?'' I am stid in the land of the 
living, located in Nebraska, Cass Co., 
thirty-five miles from Omaha in a south- 
west course. Maineland is my post- 
office and I am tlie postm istcr. This is 
a farming community an ! j am a farmer 
myself, raising stock and -.: :iin. I left 
Maine soon after my discharge and 
went to Iowa; staid there three years 
and then rame to Nebraska, where I 
have been ever since. i went back 
east three years ago an i ma !e a visit. 
It don't seem twenty-three years since I 
last saw you, but k is so ;■■■ ri :! •-. 
and a. great change has t •'.• n place in 
that time. Many of our old ■ <>mr dr-s 
have gone to their long and silent home. 
My hair is quite gray an i 1. begin to 
re ili ■ - thai ! am an ol i vet rran in wor 1 
a-. \. •"(! as deed N'ov, .1' m n y fam- 
ily. I have been in . . ninei een 
\ ears and have live ch-il ; , three boys 
ard two girls, quite . ' specimens 
1 low i- that ? Can ) ■ ■ '■■ t it ? I 1 nv 
thought ab m ,.'■-■ • f times 
i'nd wondered \v h re y 1 " ere and 
what y ; ; v. - - up to. 11 seen 

one of our old Company I 
the v, ar el' ' 

:. ; lOi.DEN. 


Portland, Maine. Nov, 22d, 1S91. 

Dear Gen. : — William II. Rich; , 
[His. p. 521, pie. p. 32, call 7] was a 
playmate of my youth. We were boys 
of twelve years of age together an '. ; 
up together next door neighbors. 

He was first in the Twenty-fifth Maine, 
' ' >ni] any IT. lie had. a brother, Calvin 
}>., a little older than myself. (I was a 
little older than William.) He was out 
in the Thirty-third Massachusetts, a 
corporal — do not know what coi ; 1 , 
He was shot soon after he went out and 
sent home. 

He had another « Ider brother that 
used to be a member of one of the mili- 
tia com] mies of Boston before the war 
—15 .ston Light Infantry, I think, i 
think he was a lieutenant: in the Fifith 
1. .... :nt. 1 lis name was Charles T. 
Am not certain as to the middle h t 

1U: was connected with the /" r< .' 
7 'irnal for years — -a printei by trade. 
Tliey have a sister in South Uoston, a 
Mrs. Warner, living on Broadway, hi .. 
was a younger brother, Jesse, who is 
now dead; and - ; til) a younger - :. . 
Frank, who, 1 think is also dead. The 
mother is - ! v 1 ; her name was Eli; . 
Their father 1 am told is alive y< ; 
:. 1 ; is fl V., I think. IH is a 

painter by trade. William H. was in 
Company M.., First District Columl ' - • . • ■ 


smwAMkW"''- **-• <• -* -.-.*«-i* ' - - -'•--- *wwW«flM*&«^.^;.- J u<^^ 



alrv, and I was in Company L, William I hope to i.<< et a good number of boy s 
';■! In some rebel prison, whether it in Washington next year. In the 
... Andersonville or -Saulsbury, I can- Buglf I have read a number of com- 
. L y; but it was one or the other. racles' recollections of Aldic, Middle- 
He was captured before the transfer. burg and Upperville. I enjoy reading 
• hn [ones ; i list. p. ^35) the man 1 en- them. It calls up many things tl t 
:: < with, also died in prison. 1 think came under my observation. J remem- 
!. : ivas caotured in the Wilson raid. I ber after the light at Aldic I was de- 
t: ink Richards was captured at Syca- tailed with others to bury the dead. We 
mare Church hat won't be sure. His had to take these bodies into the valley 
battalion was stationed at Cox Mills and from the hills to bury them. We used 
in falling back to Sycamore church, were a two-wheeled cart. I think some of 
nearly all captured. the boys will remember it. In the 
A. D. Newbold, (Hist. p. 493,) was a Middleburg fight in our charges and 
tenimate ©frame in the District Columbia countercharges I stopped to help a 
Cavalry for a while. The last I heard of him wounded comrade who was very badly 
he was connected with the Inter-Ocean, and hip. He said 
a paper published in Chicago, III. Think I could do him no good but gave me 
he is there now. There were two tent- his diary, watch and pocket book to 
mates whom I had when we were at give his captain. About that time the 
Bermuda Hundred in the breastworks, rebels were right on me and 1 had to 
named,Hanson Hutchins, (Hist. p. 530) " get *P and dust." T reported to ■ ap- 
arid Marcelius Hoben, (Hist. p. ^y^) tain and turned die things over to him. 
rhey lived in the vicinity of Bangor We then charged the rebels back. I 
somewhere. I have never seen or went with one of his company and we 
heard of them since the war, although I found him alive. He was taken back 
have been in Bangor considerable. to hospital and got well. I hove for- 
( Hutchins lives in Etna— Ed.) g otten his nune or to what company he 
Thomas 3 Horr ; --> fH'<t d f") "Tso belonged. I hone if he see.-, this he 
a tentmate of mine in the District Colum- v,lU write me 0l to the Bl " CLE ' 
bia Cavalry, died in Panama after the war. Upperville!' I have a silver cup to 

\- . , r . ,.,„, „,,- ,, n,. renmmber that tight from Col. Evans, of 

i our^ % er) respeci.iULi\, 

the Fifth North Carolina Cavalry, whe 

charged our regiment having half of his 

TekaMAH, Xeb., Dec. 4th. rSoj. men killed and the rest taken prisoners. 

I received last BL'GLE and wished so He was at the head of his regiment and 

much that I could have been at the re- as he came up to ours he struck one of 

union at Houlton. I shall never forget Company M's men over the head with a 

sabre and about the same tune fell mor- 

our reunion at Boston where 1 met so tally wounded. I got the cup and some 

many of my old comrades o{ Co. A. other tilings. On the cup was engraved 

whom I had not seen since we were the name of " Lizzie Johnson." I now 

mustered out. How the boys had have and greatly prize the cup _ 

] hope to hear more from Co. A. 111 

changed. We hard h knew each other. the Bur.i/E and hope the boys will open 

it did me lots of good to grasp them by . U p with those sixteen shooters, for I 

the hand o^^:i: more and talk over our know there was no company did more 

army life, i lot doublv repaid for the h * rd ^ htln - than ours 

Yours fraternally, 

Ioj g distance 1 traveled and the expense Edward P. Worci ;ti .. 

[had incurred to attend the reunion. [Hist. p. 47S.J 

JAS. H. Mekr 

I • 1 


Saginaw, Mich,, Dec. 2d, 1S91. disability, at Washington, D. C, 

Dear General : — I was somewhat: dis- Company L., First Maine Cavahy. My 

appointed when reading the last Bugle, nan:,- is not in the History and ] desire it 

in your report of the members whom corrected. Harrison GoLING. 

you met at Detroit, for you took my rv ,, , , , 1( „ r . ,. 

.. [rsame added to January Koll Call, 

name and. address, i was also at Fort i,Cn2l 

Wayne at Gen. Smith's reception. I 

saw you for the first iime since 1 saw Necedaii, Wis., Dec. 29, 1S91. 

you get wounded at Middleton. I am Dear Comrade Tobie-.— I did not 

commander of the Grand Army of the know that there was an association of tl : 

Republic Post here and had my Post in grand old regiment until the reunion at 

line when you were marching by. You Milwaukee. Since then I have got 

halted in from of us and I got into regular copies of the Bugle and the 

your ranks and saw you and Frank History. J remember you well by sight. 

Biekford. I know you were busy while I have read, the History from a to zed 

in Detroit, so much to see to that you and I will assure you I would not 1 art 

could not remember everything. I hope with it for its weight in gold. By so 

meet you in Washington. mistake in the History they have me as 

I prize the badge very much and the from Anson when it ought to be C'iin- 

History and the Bugle. T think every ton. 1 have shown my history to a 

regiment ought to have a history. I good many old veterans and they all 

would give almost anything to have say that it is the best thing they have 

a history of my last regiment, the Thirty- seen about the war, and I feel very 

First Maine. I was with that regiment proud of it; and let me say, God bless 

every day from its organization until you, Comrade Tobie, for your part and 

it was mustered out, except three months all connected in getting it up, With 

that I was laid up with a wound re- much love to you and the old veterans of 

ceived at Cold Harbor in. June, 1S64. First Maine I will close. I may write 

I am doing well and lave two smart something to put in the BUGLE in the 

boys, erne twelve years of age and the future, I know but one of the old 

other seven. ^My health is good. boys in this State — that is Win. II. Luce, 

Yours in F. C. 0: L. of Rice Lake, Wis. I think he is well 

L. W. Lyon. and prospering. 

[Hi-*, p. M7.J Respectfully your comrade, 

James W. Hariman, Co. K. 
Newport, Vt., Dec. 15th, 1S91. [™.t. p. aa.] 

Comrade Cilley: — In answer to yours Malaga, Cab, Jan. 5th, 1S92. 

of kite, concerning W. 13. H. Coding, Dear Comrade : — You must excuse 

he and 1 enlisted at the same time with the delay. I will send some money s on 

the same officer, and were mustered at for the Bugle, which I am so glad to 

the same time. He is about six months get. I have a picture of myself, taken 

younger than I. His father and mine just before I enlisted, and one that I had 

were some relation and, we were school- taken two months ago, that I want to 50 

mates. in the Bugle as soon as 1 am able I 

We vvere enrolled on the first day of it. This will not be long now as my 

March 1S62 and I was discharged the vineyard is coming along first rata I 

.?!sr day of May, 1S62, by reason of expect quite a ct op this year. Give my 


regards to any of the boys you see. I 
think they will ail remember" foe, the 
caterer." I tell you we are all getting 
old and will soon pass beyond the need 
of any pensions. We did the country 
good service and the okl soldiers should 
be remembered by the coming genera- 
tion. It makes me feel sad to see so 
much opposition in the papers to giving 
She old soldiers pensions. Perhaps I 
shall be able to meet some of you in 
Washington next year. 

Truly yours, 

Josexh T. Darling. 
[Hist. p. 543,] 

SrRiN jfield, Me., Jan. 6, 1892. 
Gen. J.P. CiU.F.Y:— Orriu L. Good- 
win passed away September 27th, 1S89. 
1 thought J would answer your letter ami 
say that lie had a young veteran who 
would like to have the Bugle sent to 
him. Mrs. Orrin L. Goodwin. 

[Hist. p. 585.] 

St. Maries, Kootemai Co., Idaho, 
January 10th, 1S92. 
Gen. CtlleV:— Enclosed find the pre- 
requisite dollar for the Bt'GLF,. I am 
looking mxiously for this month's Call. 
Since my last letter to you I have been 
to Spokane and found Capt. Boyd. I 
was pleased indeed to meet him. I vis- 
ited with him two days. He is in ; let- 
ter state 01 health and looks younger 
than 1 expected to iind him; is but little 
gray and is just about as lively on foot 
as from '6-1 to '05. If occasion required 
he would still be hi for service, say as a 
substitute for a colonel of cavalry. Oh, 
yes, he'd do (or a little job like that; 
probably very few now that would be 
better. He is in the butcher business 
and doing finely. As regards ins family, 
1 would feel a little more at liberty to 
write my views of all o'i them if 1 lived 
farih 1 away, but you see they read the 
Bt out. and I notice that you have quite 
a habit of giving your letters from the 

old boys to the e 'iter of the Buci/i , and 
as I sometimes go to Spokane, and bore- 
after shall always call on the yoi n 
("Capt. Boyd, 1 mean.) I don't dare to be 
too personal in my remarks. But 
it to say that he is proud of lis family, 
and so should I be if I had such 
of daughters (15 and 17 years :■ 
ively,) as he has. His wife lool ■ 
young, excepting a little gray, 
good health, and has a remarkably happy 
faculty of making the world pleasant for 
her friends. I found her so, at least. 
She is a sister to Len. Merriam of our 
first band, who also lives in S; 
The captain has one son and one daugh- 
ter married, and two daughters and one 
son — the youngest — at home. His old- 
est son is in business with him, and is a 
very business-like gentleman. Capt. 
Boyd will be in the Rocky Mountain 
squad, at our reunion at Chicago in '93. 
I also met Eli as Vose of Co. I) in Spo- 
kane. He has a nice family and lives in 
fine style. He was shot three ;h th right 
lung at Shepardstown, Va., July 16, 1S63, 
and still doesn't look to be over 35 years 
of age. Yours in F., C. and 1 .. 

Monroe D 

[HisCt.pp.B33,4:.7 f "4ii3, '<iC, 631, 640,520; 
pp.431, 44S.] 

January 2.1th, 1S92. 
Gen. Cilley: — 1 am the dam..: 
Gustavus McClure. He was bom No- 
vember 2, 1S4I, at Bangor. My mother 
was Julia 1. Patterson. She was born 
May 16, 1 S 3 3 . They were married May 
26, 1SS0. I was born December 2, 
at Beaver Falls, Minn., and now live in 
Cuyahuga Falls, Ohio. My papa was a. 
good soldier. He died May 17, 1S90. I 
like the BUGLE, because T know papa 
would have enjoyed reading i! his 

comrades and telling me about his life as 
a soldier. 

Bessie McClure, aged eight years. 




PlTTSBu'RC, Pa., Jan. 30th, 1S92. 

Gen. J. P. Cillev: 

My Dear Sir and Comrade, — Your fa- 
vor of 25th inst. duly received, and in 
reply I would say that I was informed by 
Maj. Maitland several years since of the 
history of your noble regiment and pro- 
cured a copy of the same at once. 7c is 
a history you may well feel proud of; 
not only you and your comrades, but all 
who formed the old Second Brig de, 
Second Division Cavalry Corps. I have 
read and re-read this very interesting 
work and very often use same as a refer- 
ence book in looking up matters pertain- 
ing to my own regiment, for to s certain 
extent, your history is ours. Ours is not 
a history of the regiment, but a mere 
beginning. Where and when we will 
finish it, 1 know not. You well know 
the difficulties in a work of this kind, 
especially at this late day. I will be 
pleased to subscribe for the i ikst YY [NE 
Bugle and will send our partial history 
in return Monday next, Feb. 1st. No 
work interests me as much as the history 
of regiments which composed our old 
brigade and division. You are doing a 
noble work and deserve the thanks of 
your comrades. 

Fraternally yours, 


4U1 Pa. Cav. 

303 Athens St., S. Boston, Mass. 
February 4th, 1892. 
Gen. J. P. Cii.ley: 

Dear Sir-- -I have tried as best 1 could 
to gather for you dates and; facts concern- 
ing the Mitchell family, of which John, 
of the First Maine Cavalry, was a c, m- 
ber. i shall not be able to tell you any- 
thing about my grandparents, except that 
my father's parents were born in Ches- 
tcrvillf, Ye., .\wA mother's parents in 
Hebron, Me. I have heard my mother 
say that grandmother Mitchell was found 
deal in her bed without having keen 

sick. She was a widow at the time. 
Grandfather Mitchell's name was [ohm 
My mother's father's name was Zepha- 
nia h L-urnpus. My ■ nts ad 

passer! away during my young years, so 1 
remember very little about them. My 
fattier was born in Chestervilie, Me., July 
2S, 1S00; died November [5, 1SS0, aged 
80 years; name, William Mit h Y 
mother/Nancy Mitchell, form rl; Nancy 
Bumpus, was born in Fayette, Me., No- 
vember 3, 1S00, and died November 3, 
1888, aged SS years. J can not remem- 
ber the date of their mavri ge, only that 
k was in 1S25. Their famih of nine 
chl ren are all L;<jm except myself a Y 
two sisters. My brother, John Mitel Y, 
[Plist. p. 571 and Call 3, p. Co,] was born 
in Livermore, Me., the 25th of Oct 
1835, anc ^ d^ March 12. 1807, aged pc 
years; unmarried. My brothers I 
and Joseph Mitchell, enlisted the 25th of 
August, 1S62, in the Sixteenth M Y . 
Josiah was corporal in Capt. Mar 
company, (C); was discharged for 
chronic charrhrea after six months. 
Joseph died in jusl three months after 
leaving home, with diphtheria. Mybr I 
or Josiah died Api i rS,j t,ag 
He was Pa ;tCom an [< r of lvimbs I Pi >st, 
G. A. R., Livermore Falls. My own 
n Line is Mary E. Walker; born in fay. 
Me., August 1, 1S39; was married Au- 
gust 30th, twenty-five years later, I - Sa t- 
ford M. Walker; five pears later our only 
child was born, November 30, in Lvnn, 
Mass., Susan A. Waller. She is twenty- 
two years vt age, and was married June 
24, 1S90. Her husband's name is 
Edward E. Mason, of Cam! ridge, Mass. 
To them wa* horn the 12th of ]v,x\c last, 
little kdith. 


Mrs. M. F. Walker. 

Lira rrv, N. Y. Feb. Sth, 1 ■■ c 
Gen. J. P. Cili i\ : 

Dear Comrade, — Can you tell me why 
the Second Mounted Rifles were not 




given credit for the Bellfield raid? 1 
risked the president of our association 
znd he said he did not know, bu the 

adjutant general of the State of New York 
says we are not given credit fur that 
raid on the records of the War Department 
or in his office in the records of ,the regi- 
ment. While we were there my company 
lost two men captured a oi \. w nd '. 
i think we had not over eight companies 
on the raid. Two or more companies 
•vote sent back from Nottuway Kan to 
pick up stragglers and had a sharp fight 
at Matcher's Run, where Lieutenant 
Newman, of Co. M, was hilled, and First 
Sergeant Geo. Thayer of same comp my 
wounded badly. 

I remain yours in F., C. & L., 
Edgar Clements, 
2nd N. Y. Mounted Rifles. 
Note. — The probable reason of the 
omission of Bell field from the list of 
battles to be borne by the Second New 
York Mounted Fides was that the com- 
mander preferred that of Hatcher's Fun. 
It was not advisable to give both as ihey 
occurred on the same days. The time 
covered by the Fen. Order No. 10, A. of 
P., includes only to December 31, 1864. 
'idic Hatcher's Run ol February 500 1S64, 
is not included in the Rattle Order. 


New Orleans, La., Feb. 17th, 1S92. 

Gen. J. P. Cillf.V: — My father, Aure- 
lius barker, (Hist. p. 4S3.) is very sick, 
and we have had four doet »rs in the last 
week. They give us no hope: and say he 
may linger this way for weeks. Kindly 
send the BUGLE lo him a^ he is very 
anxious to get it. During the last four 
weeks i;i which he has battle 1 for life, he 
has made frequent inquiries for the Jan- 
uary BUGLE. Very truly, 

Lilian Gertrude, 
No. 171 Camp St. 

The following, taken frutu the AFv 
Delta, of New Orleans, shows the hon- 

orable position held by our worthy com- 
rade, and that he was a fav< 
his associates as he was with his re; . . t: 
"The death of Mr. Aurelius Parker 
20th, 1 892, private secretary of M 
Eaton, pi -tea i tor, sadde post 

office division. Mr. Parker was not only 
most efficient and conscientious in the 
discharge of his duties, but affable a; I a 
genera] favorite." 

National City, Cab, Feb. 9th, 1 
Dear Gen.: — Enclosed find ; . 
note tor Saao to pay for the Bugle. I 
enjoy reading the Bugle very much 
indeed, and I hope thai, all the First 
Maine Cavalrj boys are taking it. 1 
have recently sold my property in Na- 
tional City and shall soon move about 
one hundred miles north of this place, 
where I shall stay until warm weather, 
so address for the present, 

Yours truly, 
A. A. Robinson, 

Moreno, Cad. 
I Hist. p. 597.] 

32 Bridge St., Lowell, Mass., 
February iSth, : S \i. 
Dear Comrade: — 1 have n m! 
say before that 1 am pleased with the 
Bugle Calls and will pay for thei 1 ; 
soon as 1 get. straightened. if I am 
spared I hope to be present at ll . 
reunion. I feel sorry that 1 have not 
been able to pay for the Bugle, r - r b has 
done me good to read them when 1 have 
been feeling blue. I shall be able to 
make thru account all right before long. 
Hoping you will continue to send them 
to me, i am y irs in id. C. & L. 

George Northrop, ; ' . ( i 

("Hist. p. 583.] 

919 Westminster St., Washington, D. C. 
February 24th, '92. 

Gin. J. R Cilley: 

Dear |Jpmr: le, — Your favor of tl - 
20th inst/, with copy of the Bugle, was 
duly received, and both gave me much 

to _»«. > * M , e. '. — * - -^ «• -~w* ,.._.,. 



pleasure. You may not remember mc 
personally, but I was an old officer of the 
Second Pennsylvania Cavalry — captain 
of Co. II — and remember very well when 
the First Maine and our regiment joined 
in action f^r the first time. The first 
time I ever remember seeing your Colonel 
Smith was at a little skirmish near the 
Rappahannock, between Kelley's and 
Beverly's Fords, when our gallant Major, 
Charles Taggart was mortal!} wounded. 
Our regiment was driving the ememy 
when Colonel Smith rode up an ;1 gave 
us orders. This fight continued all day, 
our regiment driving the rebel-; for five 
miles to Rappahannock Station, the 
enemy consisting of (Sen. W. IT. Fitz- 
Hugh Lee's brigade of cavalry and one 
regiment of infantry with a piece of 
artillery. This was on October 22d, 
1863, our regiment having been brigaded 
with yours on the 19th of October, 1863. 
On the 23rd, we had another skirmish 
with the enemy, but after some severe 
efforts we were forced to retire to Beal- 
ton. Our brigade acquaintanceship com- 
menced amidst the smoke of battle and 
was cemented on many a hard fought 
field. I was compelled to resign Sep- 
tember 26th, 1S64. owing to being injured 
by a vicious horse, and then accepted a 
lieutenancy in the Signal Corps, U. S. A., 
where I served until July, 1S65, and was 
honorably mustered out. This much in 
the -way of preliminary. After the close 
of the war I moved west, remaining 
there for eighteen years, when 1 returned 
cast, and finding that no monument had 
been erected on the battle field of Get- 
tysburg to mark our regiment's position, 
1 interested myself, and had one erected, 
assembling the regiment after much 
trouble for the preliminary work. I send 
you herewith a pamphlet which will give 
you some ilea of this event and our re- 
union, the first we have had since the 
war. We had annua! reunions until I 
went to Europe in 1890, since which 

time none have been he-id. I ai 
at work to have another here at th ti 
of the Grand Army of the Republic 
encampme.ut. 1 approve o r the idea 
expressed in your letter and n ipe it will 
bear fruit. As opportunity occurs I will 
show your letter and the Bugle to such 
of my regimental comrades as I can 
meet, but our boys are widely scat 
all over the country, and it is very hard 
work to reach them. I wis!; we had the 
spirit which your regiment has displayed. 
For years I have been trying to • • 1 

iat< i d for a regimental history, but rec- 
ords are missing and comrades seem 
unwilling to assist, and so year aft 
passes by without any accomplishment of 
the purpose. 1 have read with great in- 
terest the History of the First Maine 
Cavalry, and wish we could get one in 
as good shape, but I doubt if it will ever 
be accomplished. Perhaps through the 
Bugle supplement as proposed, a f^d<--- 
might be aroused among our survivors to 
do something towards this end. I have 
been sick all winter, and am slowly 
recovering, which renders it ban! for me 
to do much now. But I will interest 
myself in the suggestion made by you, 
and at the first opportunity that occurs 
will bring it to the attention of the regi- 
ment, and in the meantime will call the 
individual attention of comrades to it. 
Yours very cordially, 

Al/BER'f N. Si [P. 

Granite Mill, Pa., Feb. 25th, 1S92. 
Gen. J. P. Co. LEY: 

1 )ear Sir and Comrade, — Your circular 
and copy of First Maine Bugle re- 
ceived, for which I am very much in : 
to you indeed. You can scarcely imagine 
the amount of good it did me to have an 
opportunity to read up that grand old 
regiment, the First Maine Cavalry — the 
banner cavalry regiment of the oar — a 
fact that was well known to me. years 
ago, and 1 would certainly have secured 

i&tk, . . it^fc^Mv^Mta^w^^ 



vour history before this time but for a 
financial reverse that has left me in my 
old age with such a load of debt that to 
be able to retain my old home which has 
been in the family since 17S7 and which 
my grandfather, a Revolutionary soldier, 
bought when he settled down after the 
war, I have to use the strictest economy 
to make both ends meet, and, sorry as I 
am, do not feel justified in making the 
investment. Your circulars relating to 
publishing proceedings of reunions I will 
lay before our next meeting, which will 
not take place until next October. I was w 
much pleased to know that General 
Smith is still alive and well, rnd if you 
should meet him give him my kindest 
regards. Yours truly, 

Robert Bell, 
Late Mai or 21st Pa. Cav. 

Dover, Me., Feb. 25th, 1S92. 

Comrade Cilley: — An otic:-!' Bugle 
Call has sounded and I think it is about 
time for me to '* fall in ); and answer to 
my name by sending a remittance to the 
tune of about $2; therefore you will 
find that amount enclosed. I have been 
thinking for a long time of making my 
live children each a present of a copy 
of our history, but have never felt able 
to do so. 1 hav- come to the conclusion, 
however, that I must do it now or never, 
so send them by express as they will be 
all gone and I shall be left in the rear, 
which you know was not at all sate in 
'61— '615. I know of no better present a 
First Maine veteran can make to his 

Yours truly in F., C. & L., 
A. M. War rex, 
Reg. of Deeds, Sergh Co. M. 

[Hint. p. 640, id, 108. 1 

Portland, Me., Feb. 2Qth, 1S02. 
My Dear Col.: — Herewith please 
find two dollars to pay f.u the Ika; L\ 
1 wouldn't lake a " farm down cast" for 
it. Yours very truly, 

Lkroy II. Tobie. 

[Hist. T >. 573; plct. p. 501.] 

Custer City, Pa., Mar. 1st, 1S92. 
J. P. Cilley: 

Dear Comrade,— -I received the Bi 
and it is very neat and handsome. A 
year ago I met the Sixteenth Penn 
nia boys and Colonel Robinson was with 
them and he asked after you and a num- 
ber of the First Maine boys. They were 
having a reunion at Franklin, Pa., and 1 
happened to be there and made myself 
known as a First Main, mai , and Col. 
Robinson said it was the one thing lie- 
wanted to do, to shake the hand of 
a hirst Mai n e m a n b e fo r e h e d i e d . They 
treated me so well that 1 thought " I was 
a bigger man than Gen. Grant.'' You 
would have thought to hear them talk 
that the First Maine and the Sixteenth 
Pennsylvania put down the Rebellion. 
Yours truly, 

Robert Lockiiart. 

illiat.p. 507.J 

Winn, Me., March 1st, 1S92. 
Dear General Cilley:— You moo 

excuse me for not writing and sending 
my thanks and money for the BUGLE. 
but 1 had strong hopes I should get my 
increase and loch pension and I could 


I for the histoi of 

and pay for the Bugle. I can onh ej 
my best wishes from the bottom of my 
heart and my hopes that I may be able 
10 send the money to you, not only 
enough to pay for the Bugle but enough 
to pay for more than one, so that all 
comrades of the regiment can ha\ 
I know that 1 love the Bugle and all the 
comrades of the First Maine Cav lr , 
and I will state a few words in this t > 
let the comrades know that I was there 
in the battle of the clouds. We ' 
our tents near where we had the tight, 

d a brighter sun never shone th 


that day. We had jus- drawn s me 

cs and vegetables, were frying the 

same and eating, ami our horses \\ ere 

eating: their "rain, when it be^an to 

I - ' " 



lighten, with' flashes so vivid and far ex- 
tended that our horses left their grain 
and stood looking heavenward with all 
the men, to see the battle above and 
between the clouds. Many of the men. 
involuntarily pat on their belts and 
placed their hands on their sabre hilts as 
though expecting the order "Forward." 
Every First Maine Cavalry man will 
always remember this battle in the skies. 
Ouri.n I. Lewis. 
[Hist. p. 570.1 

Malaga, Cal., Mar. 2d, 1S92. 

My dear old comrade and commander, 
Gen. Cilley, — I received the last Im'GI e 
and \cas more than glad, I was delighted 
to receive it. I am always so glad v. hen 
the quarter comes round to receive it — 
it seems like getting so many letters from 
the boys. I was much interested in the 
first article in reference to our dear old 
Ci mmander, Genera! Charles II. Smith's 
retirement and the handsome present he 
received from the non-commissione 1 offi- 
cers and privates of the Nineteenth 
United States Infantry. Bless, his dear 
heart, how I should like to see him once 
more before we cross the river at the fo it 
of the mountain that we are ah so ; liy 
marching down. Yes, comrade, we are 
getting old and very soon will the last 
one of the dear old regiment cross over. 
I shall probably go to Washington next 
year to the Grand Encampment, but 1 
fear I shah not meet many of the boys 
there, for it will cost so much that not 
m 11 y of" them will be able to go. 1 was 
pleased to read the letter from my old 
friend and comrade, W. S. Sylvester, of 
Co. F. Inclosed rind three dollars; two 
dollars to pay my subscription up to 
April, 1893. Fur the other dollar you 
can send the BUGLE to some one who is 
not able to pay; one of Co. F, if there 
is anyone. Yours truly, 

Jos. T. Dai ling, Co. F. 

[Hist. p. 548.] 

New Market, Tenn., Mar. 3, 1892. 


My Dear Sir, — Yours of die 12th ult. 
at hand to-day, it evidently bavi 
delayed somewhere. I beg to sa_\ in 
reply that it would afford rne much pleas- 
ure to own and read acoj , tl ' ' ■• ■ 
of your regiment, especially that | 
it relating to its services while it was 
brigaded with my regiment. Secon . - . 
York, and I hope at some time in the 
future to be able to spare from my n 
income the sum necessary to purchase it. 
I reckon no (i critter-back " man who 
serve 1 with the Army of the Potou 
hesitate to bear witness to the gallantry 
of your regiment and to the splendid 
material which composed it. One .. ; 
be ho. '.inn in that quality — that csp, 
cor/;, or pride, which characterizes the 
true soldier, it he did not consider his 
own regiment the best, or as good as the 
best, ana that pride still animates the 
survivors who followed the colors oi the 
Harris Light Cavalry in the many ei 
merits in which it took part; and yet I 
am irre to sa\ that if there was an; 
invent in the service we would be ' 
to salute as equals or superiors in sol- 
dierly qualities it would certainly be your 
own gallant, always-to-be-reli'ed-on First 
Maine. I know this v, as the feeling in 
our command whilt tine war was in | 1 
ress, and if the history of our reg 
si aid er be wi ittt n the historian will 
doubtless make such acknowled 
Owing to tiie fact that the Sec >nd New 
.'. composed of companies or 
squadrons from several different States, 
(New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, 
Vermont, Connecticut a ' na,) and 

tl " ur comradt 5 a: e v. i 1 ',, scattered, 
we have never held a reunion, and it has 
oniv been within the past two or three 

lonths that we hav 

• org 

to have 

mental 1 jiati . hit a 

a reuni n at Washington next September, 

during the Nat: and Fncampmem, 

., . .. . . 


w" hope to arrange for the publication 
of a regimental history, I hope modeled 
after that of the First Maine, containing 
pictures of the survivors, as well as those 
of the dead, and giving the humorous as 
iv ell as the pathetic and heroic phases 
and incidents of its service?. I met one 
of your regimental comrades at the De- 
troit Encampment last summer, though I 
cannot recall his name. He was wounded 
and captured on th,- Wilson raid, this 
side of Petersburg, in June, 1864. lie 
said he escaped from prison and came up 
into East Tennessee, where he serve 1 for 
a rime with (I think he said) Col. Kirk's 
command. Perhaps you will know the 
comrade I refer to. He told me that he 
was in one of tbe ambulances that were 
abandoned on that raid, when the First 
Connecticut and Second .New York were 
thrown into confusion, and he said if we 
had known how small the rebel force was 
that was following us we would not have 
shown our backs to them as we did. 
But we of the Second did .not know. 
We knew that the First Connecticut when 
attacked in forte gave way and came 
rushing into our regiment when we were 
leisurely retreating in column of fours 
and threw us into confusion, which was 
increased when we passed the abandoned 
artillery and ambulances and heard that 
we were surrounded by the enemy's in- 
fantry and cavalry. General Mcintosh, 
w] commanded our brigade, felt much 
humiliated over the sudden disorder we 
were thrown into, and as he rode along- 
side of me he exclaimed, " boys, it is a 
sharne to let those rebel vagabonds drive 
us in this manner; ' to which a little 
hatchet-faced cornra le of Co. I. replied, 
"• ( leneral, it seems to me thai we ace the 
vagabonds and those fellows who are 
driving us are the s Pliers.'' We were 
then going at a full gallop, and about 
half a mile further on we came up to our 
colonel, i llarhousj who, astride of his 
horse in the middle of the road, and with 




1 sab> e, w:e -. >< iferou >1\ yelling, 
"Who vill dm mit me! Who vill die 
ndi me!" It was an appeal that v\ :nt 
right to the heart, and when my hate] 

faced comrade said, (sotto voce,) " See 
that! a Dutchman willing to die f ' : 
republic,'' he turned to Marhous an 1 ex- 
claimed, " By Cod, Colonel, I'll •': ivilh 
you! " and lift}' men, right then and th :re 
fell into line and would have [j 
their tracks, if necessary, in an ei 
to hold back the pursuing and exultant 
enemy. As the rebels came up they met 
with a fusiiade of pistol and carbine bul- 
lets that made them reheat in dh . 
ami they were easily held back until 
complete order had been brought out of 
the somewhat chaotic condition our 1 rig- 
ade had got into. Then resumin ; the 
retreat in good order, crossing a I . : 
which was immediately burned, we 
marched all night and got into our lines 
next morning, a wean', sleepy, hungry 
lot of mortals. As the memory of this 
episode was recalled on meeting the First 
Maine man referred to, and has never 
been in print, I have written it for your 

Very truly yours in F., C. ok. L., 

FlENta C, Whitakler, 
Co. M, 2d N. V. Caw 

Reading, Pa., March 4th, 1S92. 
Gen. J. P. Cjlley: ■ 

My Dear General, — Inclosed please 
find post office order for 33- 'kids sum 
you will credit to subscription a . un! 
with the Maine Bugle. Anything 
pertains to the First Maine Cavalry is of 
such interest to me, that I always wel- 
come the appearance of the Bugle. 
Yours sincerely, 

D. M. Gregg, 
(Pate Comd'g 2d Div. C. C.) 

Marquette, Mich., Mar. 5th, [S 1, 

My Dear General:— I inclose 55 to 

apply to my account with the Bugle. 

il . 




Its quarterly calls are more stimulating 
lii; n quinine in Virginia. 

Yours truly, 
George J. North kui\ 

|.Hist.y.459; plot. p. 273. J 

[Dr. Northrup is chief surgeon of the 
Dulutb, South Shore and Atlantic Rail- 
way Co., and is fighting for the good 
health of the people of Marquette as 
successfully as he did with us, from 
Stony Creek to Appommatox, while in 
our regiment.] 

Tocus, Me., March 7th, 1892. 
Gen. Cilley: — I received the 1st 
Maine Begee with joy though unable 
to pay for it and the pleasure of reading 
it on account of failing sight. J am an 
an inmate of the National Home at 
Togus, Me., on account of being paral- 
yzed on the right side including my arm 
and have been so afflicted for the last 
sever: years. 1 should very much en- 
joy the reunion of the regiment and 
meeting the '-hoys'' of long ago, but 
circumstances prevent. I hope that some 
future time may bring me a chance of 
meeting with some of them. 

Yours respectfully, 

Thomas B. Moore. 

[Hist. p. 586, pict. p. 424.] 

date. Although an ; if ntrvi in I 

the I'm ;i 1 1 ; , . . mu h inl :r< t '■ 
and I look ; ■ arc! to its future perusal 
with much pleasure. Send it a! -. 
usual, and believe me 

Yours fraternally, 

lb \Y. mil : 1 : 

Gen. Cili e\ : 

Dear Sir,— I was not at Wyatt's I 
in September, '64, but mas at Boyd to ■> 
Plank Road Oct. 27. 1 remember ] was 
not a very able soldier on that oc< 
Was able to sit in the sa Idle ' 
friend used to help me on to my 
I was too thin to make a very \ 
target, besides I had a horse tha 
not like the battle. We got pi ;tty 
near a battery one time and at every 
fire be would make for the rear. Time 
we got back into line the boys ! 
good laugh at my expense. 1 rem 
however, a little event that turned the 
laugh on the most of them. It occtiri ] 
while we mere drawn up in the field 
and just before me began to retreat. A 
shell came over the hill and wenl 
ing diagonally across, apparently 
high enough to cut the legs of our 
horses. Nevertheless, the s a\ tl : 
ducked their heads afforded me the onlv 

occasion I had to laugh for two 

(Friend Moore requests me to state days j never shall forget () ..,. rcfcurn . 

the fact that I acted as his amanuensis. W bat torrents of rain ! We stopj 

—Charles C Gkiswold, Co. K. 2nd j ust !ong enoug h after dark to make 

Ohio Vet. Cav.) coffee. Then followed that long and 

cautious march back in a narrow, •• 

New York, March 15th, 1S92. may. The darkness was intense. Not 

j. P. C-iJ.EV: a sound was heard all the night but " 

Dear Comrade,— Have just returned falling rain and careful tramp of horses' 

from Pennsylvania. 1 find yours of the feet. What a tortuous, tedious process. 

5th in-:, waiting me. enclosed is check At daylight me were in the camp we 

iOi jil.OQ in payment of the BUGLE as left twenty-four hours before. That 

sent me. Wish 1 could aid you in the was the last time 1 was with the regi- 

matter of personal reminiscences, but as! ment until I joined it after Lee's 

was i /' ' cavalryman and not a 'wr render at Petersburg. I v\ a^ dt 

cavalryman it mould be wholly out of and sent out as a safeguard at a Mr. 

my hue of march to mount at this late Gill's, ten miles from Petersburg. I 




remember tint you rode out that way 
one day looking for some cannon that 
,.. ? ported as hidden in that vicinity. 
You called at Mr- Gill's and conversed 
with his mother, a venerable lady who 
seemed to have been xtry favorably im- 
pressed with your appearance. For a 
short tunc after she sent by my hand a 
basket of choice cherries to you in camp 
a{ Petersburg. I remained a month at 
Mr. Gill's, then was called on and 
mustered out with the first squad of 
dismounted men. 

Your.- vers truly. 
Warren F. Bickkord. 

[HIrit. p. 48$ picLp.25?.] 

Bradley, March 12th, 1892. 
General Cilley : 

Dear Sir,— As my husband does not 
write, the cause being the loss of his 
righ* hand, 1 will answer this JSUGLE 
Calt , which makes six we Lave received, 
1 have thought of writing before, but 
waited to see if 1 could not pay for them, 
but we are no better prepared to pay for 
them now than we were when, we re- 
ceive 1 the first. We have a large family, 
and the oldest being girls can not help 
us much.. Mr. Cram's health is very 
poor. We receive four dollars a month 
hem the Slate, and that with my help 
has to take care of the family of five. 
Judge for yourself, if we are ever aide 10 
pay for the we shad with the 
greatest of pleasure. Mr. Cram would 
like to meet with the regiment. I hope 
he will be able to at its next meeting. I 
v. ill say before closing that we enjoy the 
Bugle very much. 

Respec t ful ly yours, 

Mrs. Richard Cram. 

Richard J. Cram. [Hist. p. 636,] was 
in Co, ( i, First 1 ►istrict Columbia and Co. 
L, First Maine Cavalry. What comrade 
will supply them with the Bugle? — Ed. 

Nil '■ M vkket, T< . ., Mar. 28th, 1 
Gex. j. P Cillev: 

I >ear Sii and ' m lde, i'. ■ 
the Bugle, commencing with the April 
number. I was much interested i 1 . 
ing the two numbers you were 
. - gb to send; especially the on' 
Mining a Film f. :.. Co.. o mm" > : i. 
relation to the death of Col. Douty and 
the fight at AJdie. Four or five ; .■ . 
ago., (or perhaps -i\ or seven,) 
the month of June, the w~ ■ n t Trib- 
une published some of my recolie 
of that engacom, et. v. Sl'-e : m :'.•_ 
st? ndpoint of a pro ate >! iier, in which 
it was stated that the Reb were 
pellecl to fall back from "the fine p i- 
tion " Gen. Mumf rd said he occupied, 
and if memory is not at fault, they con- 
tinued to fall back to a gap in the '. '. . 
Ridge. I vividly remember when my 
regiment was formed in columns of pla- 
toons in the road at the foot of the 
mountain, prepared to charge tin gap. 
The other regiments in the division 
were formed in clo e columns of see-. !- 
rons a considerable distance on our 
left and, with dags thrown to the 
breeze an.! a band playing \ 
Doodle. We knevi that the gap was a 
bad place to charge and some of us 1 
know right then made peace with 1 ar 
Maker. Our colonel (Harhous) -j: . 
word back to Kilpatrick that the : 
position was impregnable, that h ih 
cavalry and infantry were defendh 
but if the general said go lie wi aid 
lead the regiment forward. Meai t 
the rebs commenced to shell or send 
solid shot at us, but in a few m mei 
the courier returned with an order I 
'• Kil" to fall back. And when ll:,r- 
hous (who was a Prussian) i . 
command, "By platoons, r-right . : 
.'., '. mar : ,' the m< ivement \ 
ecuted with as much precisi m as if \a 
had been on dress parade. But 1.- rd, 
it was a relief to get out of that sh llin£ 

*u*».fc«fc.«-v-v . **_■>.// a • .. . . .*.: .:.«.- jhr*-^. .,. 




audawayfrom the gap. My squadron Bugle. Please , excuse me fori 

suffered severely at Aldie in a charge mining sooner. I have received I 

made against a force that occupied a all so far and hope 1 shall be : 

hill on which were two straw stacks, get them while I live. As I have not 

about three hundred yards north of the been able to ! ruj any of the ■ 

'Middleburg road and immediately west The Bugle is a great comfort fc 

of the town. Capt. Dan. YVhitaker of I am in hopes the reunion of 1893- ill 

the Second New York was killed there lie held in Chicago, and if 1 am able 

within six feet of me, and the reb (an 
officer) who killed him, fell dead within 
eight feet of the muzzle of my carbine. 
We were in a pretty hut place, and the 
bullets seemed to come at us from the 
four points of the compass. Had it not 
been for a squadron of the Sixth Ohio 
which came to our relief, it seemed to 
me that our small squadron would have 
been annihilated. As it was we got out 
with four killed and five wounded in my 
company (M) which went into the 
charge with only eighteen men. I 
brought a captain and a private out as 
prisoners, but did not know what regi- 
ment they belonged to. They, however, 
expressed themselves as mighty glad to 

to get out of the house 1 will be there. 
Yours in r ., C. & L., 

Alvix Hu.N'I kr, Co. F. 

[(list. p. 650. J 

\< >RTHAMPTON, Mass., March 17th, 1 892. 
Gen. J. P. Cilley: 

Dear Sir and Comrade, — Pieas< 
enclosed one dollar for one year's sub- 
•scri'ption to the Bugle. Although. 1 
never saw the First Maine Cavalry in 
the field I feel proud of receiving my 
discharge from that famous regiment. 
1 was a member of Co. F, First District 
Columbia Cavalry. I was taken prisoner 
at Sycamore church, was six months in 
prison and discharged short!) after being 

paroled. I have the history 01 the reg- 
get out of the racket and hoped to keep iment and wi} , subscr ;b e for the V 
outofit. Next to meeting an old regi- as l ongas J am able to pay for it, an 1 
mental or brigade comrade 1 think the T want ; t as j ong as t i ive . ' 1 was ,. ■ , 
average soldier like, to meet a man than pleased to see a letter in the last 
who stood opposite to him in battle. October number of the Bugle fi - 
He likes to compare notes and to teii James H. Card in which he says he is 
when we came down on their right or poor and } ,,,, a l arge family of in. 
when they got in on our left; be like, to boys> 1 5 houF! consider myself ri ! if 
exchange old memories without making I had one-third a> many; 1 have 
offensive remarks about the cause each j honestly think James was the 
fought for. T was glad to read that soldier in otu ompany. I well ren 
Gen, Mumford showed a soldierly fellow 
feeling in his letter which contain :d the 
only allusion to the Aldie tight that I 
have read from his side. Even reports 
from our side that I have read have 
been very meagre. 

Very truly yours in F. C. i\: L., 
Henry C. Wiiitaker. 

Flintville, Brown Co., Mic 

April 1 yth, iS !-?-. 

her him and tlio litde long-haired ] rse 
he used to ride 

\ ours in F. C. & L., 

JOILN B. k: Rl 

(Erroneously Parry in the history. ) 
["Hist. p. 602, pict. Bugle call 2.] 

West Upton, Mass., Apr. ioth ; 1 -'_.:■ 

Gl N. ClI.Li.V : 

3 >ear Sir,-— Inclosed please find two 

Gen. ClLLEY : — Inclosed t.nd one dol- dollars to pay for two years' subscrij :' 
lar for which .jdease give me credit on for First Maine Bugle. I suppose you 



have been impatient before this time, but must be highh - ated by all com- 

jv,or health and an invalid wife many of rades.who have 1 ■ .■ alls, 

us old vets have to care fur. Still 1 want Yours with great r ;p t, 

vi u to send the Bugle as long as I live. D. W. Davis. 

All hail the Bugle! I hope you will [Hlrt. p. 600.] 

blow it as long as there is a note in it. 25 Fairmount Ave., Jamestown, N. V. 

Yours truly, March 29th, 1892. 

W. A.Vinal, Gen.J. P.Cilley: 

Late Ser^t. Co. I. 

Dear Sir, — I enclose one doll; 
currency which please apply on. my in- 
[ .p. .j debtedness to your association on ac- 

count of the First Maine Bugle. -•' 
of your war reminiscences are highly in- 
Amesjsury, Mass.. March 28, 1892. teresting, especially so to one fori 

Di VR GENERAL:— Enclosed one dol- brigaded with your gallant command. 
Jar for BUGLE. Poor health prevents w - M - Davis, 

one (rum doing more in the Bugle cause. ^ ate 61b Ohio Cav. 

As supplementary to the history it P. S. J have the history of your regt. 

I ■ • - . _ ■ -j 



Abbreviations.— b. f born; d., died : dau, daughter; disch., discharged; en., enlisted ; FJiat., 
History; ra., married: p., page; res., resided. 

JOHN AMES. 7, 1867; d. Sept. 14, 1890; one son, 

■ T1 . , ,,. r , . Joseph E, b. Feb. 2, 1S69; Baptist; m. 

John Arne>, (1.1 1st. p. 487); b. m r - l 

c r . . ,. _ T Eliza J. Volhcr, Oct. 12, 1891. 

Searsport, Sept. 9, 1S42; m. Armedia W. J 

Brock, April 26,1863. She was a sister WARREN F. BICKFORD. 

of Freeman Brock of Co. B, who died at Warren F. Bickford, 'Hist. p. 4SS); 

Frederick City Hospital, Aug., 1S62, Newburgh, Jan. 31, 1842; m. Sarah 

(Hist., p. 4S9). Wilder, Aug. 15, 1S72. 


Charles W., b. March 10, 1S64. Mar >" R > b ' Feb " 2r > lS 79- 
Fred Eugene, b. March 6. 1869. Tau g ht schoo1 > studied six >' ears > S rad ' 
Farmer from disch. until April 15, uated at Bowdoin College and Bang 
1S71; since that time worked at black- Theological Seminary; pastor at Win- 
smithing; res. in Searsport until June 8, thro P> 1S76-1S80; since that time pastor 
1S72, then moved to Belfast and res. uri- at Breckenridge, Co!, and Berkley, Cal.; 

til Nov. 29, iSSl; now res. at Searsport 

Republican; Congregationalist; I 

village; Republican; attends the Con- ver >' fuli J ournal which he ke P* 
gregational church. t]ie v;ar - 

William Bradford, (Hist. p. 488;; b. 
in Friendship, July 16, 1S31; m. Emily 
Burrows, of Friendship, Nov. 18, 1S61. 
She was a sister of Jerome W. and Sam- 
uel Burrows (sec below). 

Gideon Andrews, Jr., (Hist. p. 4SS); 
b. in Solon, March 10, 1S42; in. Ella E. 
Lord, Dec. 25, 1867. 


Nellie Maud, b. Nov. 1, 186S. ciiildri n. 

Lulu C, b. July 20, 1S71. Mary E, b. May 29, 1S62, d. A P :il 8. 

Ethel M., b. l>^c. 15, 1873. 1873. 

Mamie E., b. Nov. 2, 1876. Charles C, b. Dec. S, 1864. 

Anson H, b. Oct. 5. 1SS1. Jerome B., b. May 2, 1867, d. Apri ( . 

Res. Herraon; farmer and small fruit 1872. 
grower; Republi ai\; no particular re- William A, b. Aug. 6, 1872. 

ligious preference. Res. Friendship; farmer; Republican; 

W.II I 1 \M \V B v ■'' OW liberal to all religious denominations. 

William W.Barl w, Hist. p. 4S5); JEROME W. BURROWS. 

b. at Appleton, Dec. 25, 1S41; res. -.%;.. n Jerome. W. Burrows, (Hist. p. 4S0); 

en, Appleton; since disch, Thomaston; b. in Camden, March 29, 1S35; m. i 

m. Mis^ M. II. Spraguc, of Camden, Oct. Carroll, of Camden, April 28, 1S55. 




Emma, b. May 3, 1856. 

Ada, b. April 29, ! S 

Calvin I., b. May 23, J.S60; m. Lula, 
daughter of Benjamin Burton, :>f Union. 

After the war went south and had 
charge of a cotton plantation in Wash- 
ington county, Georgia, for two years and 
a half; returned and kept a hotel and 
stable in West Camden from 1867 until 
1 S 7 2 ; went to Boston and was employed 
by Draper & Kail in buying and selling 
horses for nine years; returned to Maine 
on account o l i health, end kept a hoard- 
ing and sale stable at Union Common; 
Republican generally, but acted inde- 
pendently of all parties; died at Union, 
May 19, iSSS. 

Samuel Burrows, (Hist. p. 482); b. at 
West Camden, Oct. 9, 1S39; m. Faustina 
MeCobb, daughter- of Gideon and Alvira 
(Wiley) McCobb, Oc\ 3, 1S51. 


Sarah E., b. Aug. 2^, 1067; m. Levert 
Mark, of Waldoboro, Dec. 7, rSSS. 

Inez Bell, b. Aug. 23. 1S70; 

rn, r,ciwin 

Shaman, of Waldoboro, Nov. S, 1 890, 
Stephen J,, b. Aug. 25, 1S72. 
Adelia A., b. Jan. 11, 1S75. 
Res. before en., Friendship; since 
disch., Friendship and Waldoboro; post- 
master at Broad Bay; Republican; Bap- 


Akin A. Carter, (Hist. p. 4S9) ; b. in 
Camden, April 2, 1S4O; in. Emma F. 
Thorndike, of Camden, I »ec. 23, 1S69. 

Bennle F., b. Oct. 31, 1S70; 
6, 1870. 

Maggie F., b. Sept. 20, 1S73. 
23, 1576. 

Myrtie C, b. Nov. 1 1, 1S75. 

Fred A., b. March 6, 1S7 ... 

Res. at en., Hope; carpenter; R< 
publican; Freewill Baptist. 

d. Nov. 
d. Nov. 

Rowland C.Clark, (i lbt.p.48/); b. in 
Warren, July 19, 1 837; in. Linda M. 

Watts, of Warren, July 7,. 1S61. 

Fred Chester, b. Jul) 10, 1S62. 

Res. Warren, all bis life; workc ! al 
trimming in the Warren shoe sh •, 
of the time since disch.; Repuh 
attends the Congregational church. 


George W. Eaton, (Hist. p. 49c , ; b. 
Oct. 17, 1S40; in. Miss Eliza J. Hall, of 
Nobleboro, Sept. 2, 1865; b. T\ 
1S43, daughter of Thomas Hah\ b. ! 
7, 1816; d. Nov. 7, 1791, Nobleboro, 
Me., and Jane B. Perkins, b. June 30, 
1S09, Newcastle, Me.; in., 1 84 1 ; 
grandparents of wife Eliza J., were Tim- 
othy and Mary (Chapman) Hall. 
George's grandparents were John and 
Sallie Eaton; parents Joseph, I >. I 
19, 1S01 in Sedgwick, Me.; m. Oct. 8, 
182S, Rebecca (Woods) Eaton, b. Mar. 
12, 1S0S in Unity, Me. Res. Waldo, 
Me. Joseph d. Aug. 20, 1SS4. R< '■ 
d. Aug. iy. 18S7. 

CKILJ ' ' "'. 

Ella L., b. Dec. 14, SS67; d. Sept. <\, 

Irvin Ft., b. April iS, 1S70. 

Harold L., b. Sept. 20, 1876; d. Feb. 
4, 1877. 

Res. when en., Waldo; since, Waldo, 
Belfast and Northport; Republican: at- 
tends the Methodist church; farmer. 

Eaton was transferred into the ambu- 
lance corps in the fall oi '63; was in the 
battle of the Wilderness, and saw some 
hard sights there. He tells the f 
story: Once when we were on a long 
march., Joshua Dow an .1 myself went to 
a house and made a raid cm a ceil .. 
We found some potatoes and butter. 
Dow went for the potatoes and I ! 
butter. I was just scooping the butter 
up with my fingers, putting it in my 

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haversack with my hard tack, (it was so iSji, and was the dau. cf Jonal 
soft it ran through my fingers but it went Brown, who was b. in Billerica, Mi 
in all the same,) when " whack " came and Elizabeth (Hill) Brown, who was b. 
something across me as I was stooping in Georgetown, Me.; originally the fain- 
over. I looked around and there stood ily came from Plymouth, Eng. I lis 
an old woman with a big paddle in her grandfather, Joab Harriman, was b. in 
hands, I just kept on scooping the but- Haverhill, N. II., and m. Hannah Deed.:: 
ter until I got my haversack full. Mean he served in the Revolutionary war. 
while the old woman was laying on the His great grandparents came from. Scot- 
licks and singing out, " Get out of that land. 

batter! get out of that butter! " Dow- 
was so tickled to see her beat me that 
lie lay back and roared, but we got out 
of the cellar before it got too warm.. 

Arthur Gilchrist, (Hist. p. 401); b. at 
Montville, March 28, 1S43; m. Hannah 
R. Sprague, June 5, 1S64. 
Stella Ik, b. May 13, 1866. 
Oliver, b. March 2, 1S69. 
Res. Montville; farmer; Republican; 

Riley Gilchrist, (Hist. p. 491); b. in 
Montville, Sept. 26, 1S41; m. Alice R. 
Ingr: ham, of Knox, Jan. 26. 1871. 
Walter R., b. Nov. iS, 1875. 
Res. Montville and Freedom; farmer; 
Republican; Freewill Baptist. 


James W. Harriman, (Hist. p. 534); 
b, Dec. i, 1833; in. Mary Bye, March 
12, 1857. She was the dau. of John and 
Nancy (DrummondJ Five, and was b. 
Feb. 28, 1830. 


George A., b. Dee. 4, 185S. 

Susie A., b. Aug. 24, 1 861. 

Res. Necedah, Wis.; lumberman; his 
father, James Harriman, v. 1 ! in Haver- 
hill, X. H., March 4, r , A d. in 
Neilsvilie, Wis., fan. 10, 1SS7; m. Mary 


Andrew J. Kimball, (Hist. p. 414 and 
492); b. m Hermon, April 6,183d; rn. 
Elmira E. Pickard, of Ilermon, Oct. 13, 
i860. She died Dec. 7, 18S2. 

Charles D., b. Dec. 22, 1867; d. Aug. 
17, 1875. 

Wilbur T., b. Dec. 22, 1870. 

Ruth G., b. March 13, 1S76. 

_ j b July 17, 1S82; d. Sept. 10, 


Res. Hermon; farmer; preference for 
the Baptist church. 

Frederic D. Lynn, (Hist. p. 492) ; b. 
in Windsor, Feb. 10, 1843; m - Louisa 
R. Bowler, Oct. 12, 1S65. 


Melya Ik, b. Feb. 13. 1S68. 

Alma Ik, b. Aug. iS, 1873. 

Was never in the hospital, never 
wounded, never taken prisoner; res. 
when en., Palermo; res. first three years 
after marriage, Palermo; from th< e t 
Windsor, and since in government em- 
ploy at the Soldiers' Home, Togus — the 
first six years as day laborer, and since 
that as foreman of the Home farm; Re- 

Emery Merrill, (Hist. p. 403): b. in 
Palmyra, Aug. 25, 1S45; m. Mrs. 1 !i 
Gctcheil, \vi« low of Win. T. Gray, of Co. 
F, 1st Me. II. A., Sept. IC, 1N0S; res. 

Brown, Nov. 1832. .she was b. June 5. Hermon; cooper; Baptist. 





George A. Messer, (Hist. p. 485); b. 
.: .lontville, March 7, 1S43; m. Sarah 
K. Whiting, of Hollis, N. II., Dec. 3. 
\\ 67. 


H< nrietta V., b. May 7, 1S69; d. Aug. 
30, 1S69. 

Adelbert B., b. Oct. 26, 1S72. 

fcidward A., b. June 29. 1877. 

Carpenter and builder; res. in Hollis, 
X. II.. till May, 18S1, then moved to 
Nashua, N. H., and has charge of the 
building and repair- of the Underbill 
and Amoskeag Edge Tool Co.; R< pub- 
lican; no religious preference. 


Aureiius Parker, (Hist. p. 483); b. in 
Dixmont, Oct. 15. 1837; m. Henrietta 
Gertrude Von Hetel, in March, 1870; 
no children except a step daughter, his 
wife's child by a previous marriage, b. 
Oct. 19. 1 S 6 6 ; she now bears his name, 
ch nged by law by request of herself and 
her mother — Lillie Gertrude Parker; oc- 
cupation varied; clothing business for a 
while, politics a while; was sheriff of 
Amite county, Miss., seven years, and 
was commissioned Col. 1st Regt. Miss. 
Inf., of Amite county, in 1873: owned a 
cotton batting factory in New Orleans 
La., during 1875-8; has been book- 
keeper in U. S. mint, New Orleans; was 
elected to the Mississippi Legislature, and 
served two years as a Representative — 
1S70, 1871; Republican of the Blaine 
stripe ; belongs to no church, but oftenest 
attends the Presbyterian. 

Comrade Parker gives the following 
sketch of his service in the army: Pro- 
moted to corporal in February, 1862; 
promoted to sergeant in April, 1862; de- 
tailed to command escort of Gen. S. I). 
Siurges commanding 2d Div. 9th Army 
Corps, Sept. nth, 1S62; was present at 
the i ii] ,,t 1 ien, i .en 1 at South Mountain, 
Md., on the 14th of September, 1862; 

was with Gen. Si ur t A- el 11 :■ 

across the stone bridge. Anti I im Cre< , 
September 17, 1862; acted as aid-de- 
camp during battle of Antietam; as we 
approached the bri Igc one 1 f ir 
was killed by the bursting of a d< I 
shell from one of our batteries in our 
rear firing over our heads; 1 thi 
belonged to Co. D; -was with the same 
command at the battle of Fredericks- 
burg, our division and corn-, being i; 
Gen. Hooker's grand division; oar di- 
vision lost 1370 men; Gen. St ■•. 
sabre scabbard was struck by a musket 
bad and with the sabre enclosed was leal 
nearly double; I was slightly wounded 
in the fleshy part of the right thigh by a 
fragment of shell; returned to duty with 
my company in February, 1S63; was 
with my company in Stoneman's raid near 
Richmond, and with Sheridan's raid in 
the same direction; was with them in 
the crossing of the Rappahannock, 
Brandy Station, Aldie and all other en- 
gagements until August; received 
cut in forehead at Upperville; was !e- 
tailed to take charge of escort of Gen. 
D. McM. Gregg immediately before the 
battle of Spotsylvania and remained v ith 
A i luring the ad\ anc ; to the Jam ?s 
river, 1864, when I returned to my com- 
pany and remained with them until I 
was mustered out about: the last of Sej - 
tember, 1804; was present and assisted 
in raising the body of Capt. Phillips when 
his leg was shot off by a ten pound Par- 
rot shell at the battle of St. Mary's 
church, Vs..; placed Capt. Phillips upon 
a caisson and a cavalryman carried his 
severed limb (which was shot off at the 
thiglA with the intend >n of sending his 
body i ■ mie to Portland, but the \- 
being hot and the enemy continuii 
press us on, the following m :. : 
was buried; was strucV: in the breast b) 
a spt nt ball and left in the timl >ei 
dead in an engagement with the ene- 
my's cavalry on the Charles City Court 




House road, in the summer of iSf ; but 
was with my company igain in two hours, 
though unfit for duty from swelling and 
soreness; was never in a hospital or a 
prison; was never absent from my com- 
mand a day during my three years service, 
except fur a furlough oi fifteen days while 
our army lay in winter quarters after die 
battle of Fredericksburg; was with my 
company during Banks 1 campaign in the 
Shenandoah valley and w as present \\ ben 
Capt. Cilley was wounded by a cannon 
ball at Middle-town by which he fell into 
the enemy's hands arid lost the use of his 
right arm; was recommended for pro- 
mote >n to U. S. Stafi ( >ii!cer in September 
after the battle of Antietam by (Jen. 
Sturges, approved by (den. Burnsi ' and 
endorsed by Gen. McClellan, but did not 
received the appointment, hieing so far 
from my native State I have never met 
anv of ray old comrades. I have been 
South since December, 1S65 ; have never 
had the privilege of attending any of the 
reunions of our >ld regiment, which 1 
very much regret. 


J >hn Tin ..v, - >n, ( I ds ; p. 4S4 ) ; b. in 
Searsmont, fan. 26, 1S39 ; m. Mary E. 
Hook, of Searsmont, Oct. 25, 1S65. 


Wilbur M., b. May 12, 1S67. 

Lulu M.. b. Seru. [, 1S7S. 

Res. Searsmont; oc, lumbering and 
farming until 1072, when lie bought a 
dry goods and grocery store, and has 
been trading since; has been a select- 
man of the town; Republican until 1 S 7 2 , 
then joined the Greenback party, and 
voted for Cleveland at the last Presiden- 
tial election ; t dni versa! ist. 

Carnrade rrives the follow- 

services m the 


mg SKcten oi 
afti I aving the regiment: 1 was trans- 
ferred to the mwy April 29, 1S64; j in d 
the ship Brooklyn of New York, Capt. 
James Aklen commanding; taken sick 
with measles on the passage to Key 

West; returned to duty soon after re 
ing the blocks dug s pi ulron ol 
our ship led the fleet into M f . . 
got aground going in, ado 
Morgan, and was detained ten 11 d 
was struck sixty-seven times and I 
eut up; got afloat again and .vent into 
the bay and engaged the Rebel 
nessee and captured her, 
Admiral Buchanan's flag ship; we lost 
fifteen killed and forty- five wounded. ! 
was struck by a splinter and v. .. 
the left hand and side; our shij 
detailed to carry the wounded to Pen - 
cola; when we arrived there we f ind 
the Second Maine Cavalry emc 
near there, and by request of Col. Spur- 
ling all those belonging to the First 
Maine Cavalry were given leave ; . 1 
ashore and spend the day. The regiment 
was called out on dress parade 
benefit, and we were given horses to rid . 
They expected to have the laugh on us, 
thinking we were sailors and cou 
ride. They expected to see us cling to 
the saddles like monkeys to a lee-back- 
stay, but they soon found their mist; 
We were perfectly at home in th - sad lie. 
They soon learned that we w ere e i 
in the gallant eld First Maine Cavah . 
and that we had ridden a horse more miles 
than they had rods. We sailed tl 
morning for Cbarlestown, Mass.. where 
we arrived a : M hauled into the navy 
yard to have a new mainmast put in. 
We were al! given a furlough, tr ' Is; 
Hall and 1 came home for the firsl . 1 
in two and a half years. At the expira- 
tion of out furlo :gh we joined our ship 
again and sided for Fort Fisher to join 
Porter's deet, and was with Butler i his 
attempt to blow up the fort with a pow- 
der boat. After Butler was relieved and 
Terrv took comma] i of the laud forces, 

e capture' 

fort. 1 was then : iken 

sick and sent to Portsmouth \l 
Va., and remained there until Mar 

lS6^, when I was disch 


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"So He giveth His beloved sleep. 

The remains of Mrs. Emilv Bailey 
Douty, widow of the late Col. Calvin S. 
Douty, formerly of Dover, who died in 
ban Francisco on March nth, 1892, ar- 
rived here by rail on Monday, March 21, 
in charge of her son, Mr. V. S. Douty. 
and were taken direct to the People's 
baptist Church, where they lay in state 
until it o'clock Tuesday forenoon. 
During the morning a large concourse 
of people paid their tribute of respect to 
the memory of the deceased by a fare- 
well look upon the familiar features, and 
letting fall the tear of sympathy and 

The funeral services, conducted by 
Rev. H.R. Mitchell, pastor oi the Bap- 
tist church, of which the deceased had 
long been a communicant, were alike 
interesting, solemn and impressive. An 
organ voluntary by Mrs. G. A.. Meder, 
singing b\ a quartette, scripture 1. ■ ■■ 
read and the address delivered by Mr. 
Mitchell were each appropriate and 
adapted to the occasion. 

The delineation of the life and char- 
acter of the dead by the preacher was 
happy and truthful. At the conclusion 
of the service the casket was gently 
lifted from its resting place at the : itai 
by the hands of veterans of her hus- 
band's regiment and removed to the 
hearse, when the funeral cortege wended 
its way to the Dover cemetery, and the 
last sad act in a life's drama clcsed by 
committing; the remains to their final 

resting place beside those of her heroic 
and devoted husband. 

The ladies of C. S. Douty Relief < 
of which the deceased was an hon 
member, and the comrades of Douty 
Post, G. A. P., attended the ol : 
occupying seats assigned to each. Later 
the post escorted the procession from 
the church to the cemetery. Of the 
six pall bearers, all veterans, five had 
served in the First Maine Cavalr; 
der the command of her husband, and 
three of these enlisted in the coi 
originally recruited by him in 1S61. 

Fhe floral display was rich, and pro- 
fuse, yet beautifully blended in hai nonj 
of tint and hue. For this the acl 1 . - 
edgment of friends is largely due to 
C. R. Meeker, Esq., < f Oakland, Cab, 
vv'l 1 : neroush :mii ted to Col. Natha n 
C. Stowe, postmaster of Dover, (Co. D, 
First Maine Cavalry) a liberal sum of 
money, coupled with tire request that 
he procure cut flowers for the occasion 
as his tribute of respect. This requ t 
was passed to Mrs. S. O. Brown, to 
whose excellent taste in selecth 1 
arrangement great credit should 

Relatives present beside her .- ., 
Frank Sanger Douty, Esq., and wife of 
San Francisco, '.cere Hon. Isaac PI. 
Bailey, of New York, a brother; Hon. 
Dudley P. Bailey, of Boston, a n< 
Mis. Charles H. Dennett, of Bangor, a 
niece, and Prof. G. C. Purington and 



wife of Farmington Normal School. sacred remains across a contii •', I 

Mrs. T. S. Pullen of Foxcroft, an only they may be left to mingle wit! 

sister, was unable to attend by reason sacred dust of a husbai I and father, 

of physical infirmity. The life of her husband : 

Mrs. Douty was the daughter of removal to Dover has become a part 

Isaac. H. and Pbaebe Cummings Bailey, of the state and nation's history. Ti 

bom in North Yarmouth, Maine, Au- story of his enlistment into ti i il 

gust 3, 1817, and consequently had service of the countr) in 1861, his mer- 

she lived until that date of the present ited official promotions, deeds of 1 

year, would have attained the age of tia! daring and glorious death upon i 1 

seventy-five years. On her rnuther's battle held of Al die June 17, 1 

side she was a lineal descendant of John familiar as a household tale, 

and Priscilia Mullens Alden, who landed Trie stricken widow received; th 

at Plymouth from the good ship May- intelligence of her husband's : 

flower, Dec. 22, 1620, and whose names with a fortitude and spirit of r„d. 

are perpetuated in history, romance tron that betokened her strength of mij 

arc! song. and character. There was no despon- 

From her Pilgrim ancestry Mrs. dency. With a calm trust "in Bin 

Douty was of the seventh generation, who doeth ah things well," she took up 

her mother being the daughter of Rev. the burdens of life, cheerfully can '. 

Abraham Cummings, a baptist elergy- them nobly to the last, 

man of early times in this state, and Mrs. Douty, after the death of her 

his wife, Phoebe Thayer Cummings, a husband, continued to reside in I 

great-great granddaughter of the A!- until her son became well settle* 

dens. business in San Francisco, when she 

She first came to this county about made him a visit at his home on the 

1S42, when the family of Bon. Thomas Pacific slope. For the past, thi ; . 

S. Pullen resided in Monson, and three years much of her life has been spent 

years later ( I S45) married Calvin San- alternately between her native state 
ger Douty of Sangerville, at the home ' California. Her last visit to Maine 

of her brother, Rev. Dudley P.Bailey, was about three years ago. 

in Comville, Somerset County, then Mrs. Douty was a woman of marl I 

pastor of the Baptist church in that intellectual vigor, broad and catholic 

town. views upon th lead g qu - t; n . 

After their marriage they resided day, with an abounding charity for all 

upon a farm in the vicinity of Guilford whose minds led them in channel? ol 

village for several years, subsequently thought diversely to her own. She \ 

removing to Dover, where her home by nature generous, dispensing I 

has been until her removal to the Pa- upon all worthy object-. The church 

cific coast. with which she was associated from 

Seven children were born to them. earlvwomaid.o-d.absa>> found in her 

all of whom but one died in childhood. a willing helper in its day of need, ?.= 

The surviving son, .now an officer of the well as the time of prosperity. Douty 

Southern Pacific Railroad Company, Post G. A. R. and the C. S. ! • 

seems to have been spared as a solace Relief Corps, both ever enjoyed in 

to his -mother in her afflictions, to min- her a liberal patron and friend. She 

ister to her comfort in her last da> s, was in every respect a woman 

and finally with filial love to bear her most tender and loving disposition. 


PR Si M r \\ P Rl \C I C 
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Entered at the Post OJice, Rockland, J/V., as Second '■■ ■ 

Campaign II. July, 1802. Call 

" The neighing troops, the flashing blade 
The Bugle's stirring 1 ! >l ." 




September 10th, 1891. 

Editor. Edward 1'. Tubie, Pawtucket, R. I. 

Published by the First Maine Cavalry Association 

Address, I. P. Cilley, Treasurer^ Rockland, Maine. 

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The twentieth annual reunion was held at Houlton, Thursday, 
Sept. ioth, 1891, and was oi\q of the most enjoyable of all. 
Although the reunion was set down for Thursday, the comrades 
began to arrive on Wednesday. The noon train of that day 
brought a strong delegation from Boston, Mass., as well as from 
along the line of the railroads in this Stale, and they proceeded 
at once to enjoy themselves. Capt, Black Hawk Putnam, Com- 
rade A. W. Ingersoll, dnd the other comrades residing at Houl- 
ton and vicinity, were on hand to welcome them, and to help 
them make themselves at home. They were taken to the hotel 
in carriages, and after dinner at once began to settle down. 
Headquarters were established at the Snail House, where was 
to be found Gen. J. P. Cilley, of Rockland, treasurer of the as- 
sociation, busy, as usual at the reunion season, with his ac- 
. counts. After dinner the veterans and their ladies were driven 
about the town, or were provided with carriages with which to 
drive at their own sweet will, and there was no opportunity to 
be lonesome. Indeed they were heartily combining the pleas- 
ures of reunion with the pleasure of visiting a new and interest- 
ing locality, long before other comrades had even started for 
Houlton. So the afternoon and early evening passed pleasantly 

It was expected that a delegation ot comrades would arrive 
by the nine o'clock train, and preparations were made to give 
them a rousing reception. Colors were prepared from sun- 

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flowers (the cavalry yellow) forage \ from a yard in th i 
skirts of the town, the colors were surmounted by an eagl ( 
crow shot by Comrade Jacks of Boston) with outstretched 
wings; every comrade was armed with a lath, in resp 
memory of the .first sabre exercises in camp at August; ' n 
the State government sent to camp a load o\ lath- for thi : 
pose; music was furnished by horns of all sizes from three 
inches to as many feet, which were blown by comrade - 
musical or unmusical tendencies, while the ciong ot the Sin 
.House was borrowed for a drum, and was beaten by the soi ■ I 
a comrade who came all the way from Rhode Island. Armed 
and equipped in this way, led by Comrade Ingersoll, with a lan- 
tern, as guide, and commanded by Capt. Putnam, the process- 
ion, comprising nearly forty comrades, marched to the depot, 
being given a "send off" as they started with a salute of musketry 
by Comrade jacks. Fun wa.s furious during that march until 
a citizen of Houlton who was standing by exclaimed, "Well if 
these gray headed old duffers can carry on like this now, what 
must the}- have been thirty years ago ? I don't wonder that 
the First Maine Cavalry always 'got there."' The arriving 
comrades were duly received and escorted to quarters, and then 
all settled, down for the night, 

Thursday morning the visitors were up bright and earl)-, and 
the pleasures of the day began as bright and early. During 
the forenoon there was more riding about, and more comrades 
were arriving all the time, so there were cordial, comradely ;. r< '. 
ings all the time ; as usual, comrades met who had not met 
before since the war, and words would fail to express the pi 
ure of those meetings. Xot a moment was wasted that fore- 
noon. A more perfect day could not have been had if "made 
to order." 

When the noon train arrived still more of the comrades came. 
Soon after this the hue was formed in front of the Snell House, 
under command of Captain Black Hawk Putnam, and escorted 
by A. P. Russell Post Xo. 159, G. A. R., Commander Any 
W. ingersoll, and the Houlton Brass band, J. Frank Bryson, 
leader, marched to Ingersolhs grove, where tabic- had been 

f . ^ „ * .<„ . w* - w - ^^^^^u.H^t:^^.^^^^^,^x'^JS^^ «*««&*«. \_^ - ^^,* wi*w„_ . 


I spread by the ladies of Houlton. And beautifully and bou 

fully were the tables spread. With all that could tempt a I 
^ry man, to eat, a button-hole bouquet at each plate ind i 
tiful Mowers in profusion all along, who wouldn't be glad to be 
there ? The comrades and ladies were soon seated, divine bl 
sing was invoked by Rev. Mr. Button, and then Capt. Put 
gave the order : "First Maine Cavalry, charge !" And aic < 
by a bevy of charming young ladies of Houlton, all w 
big the cavalry, colors — yellow — the comrades and their 
ladies did charge, and with good ehect. All was good, but 
what just captured the bovs was that good old army dish— 
baked beans — baked in a hole in the ground. They were de- 
licious, and lovers of beans, who heretofore thought they "knew 

beans," were -farced to admit that these were the finest b ; 


they ever tasted. There was also chicken stew of the best, 

which caused all the ladies to ask for the recipe. It should be 

stated that Comrade John Lovering baked the beans and Com- 
rade Laurel Monson cooked the stew. Dinner was thoroughly 
enjoyed, story, joke and fun serving as continual appetizers. 
During the dinner a welcome addition was made to the com- 
pany by the arrival of Capt. John W. Freeze, of California, who 
had not met with the regiment since the muster-out. He re- 



After dinner the comrades, the ladies, and the sons of the 
comrades, separated into groups, each group having business 
of its own to attend to. The First Maine Cavalry Associati .. 
was called to order by the Vice President, Capt. B. H. Putnam. 
who was, however, notable to continue at the meeting, owing 
to duties elsewhere, and Cob Albion C. Drinkwater, of Brain- 
tree, Mass., was chosen President pro tern, and Edward P. Tobie, 
" of Pawtucket, *R. I., Secretary pro tcm. 

Comrades Albert H. Edgecomb, Edward Jordan and Gilbert 
X. Harris were appointed a committee to nominate three places 
for the next reunion. This committee subsequently rep- 
tile names of Orland, Me., Washington, D. C, and Warrenton, 

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Va. The committee stated that cordial invitations had been 
received from Orland and Eastport, Me., but in view of the 
fact that the reunion had once been held in Eastport, that 
the National Encampment Grand Army of the Republic i I 
be held in Washirig'ton next: year and some of the comrades 
wish to go to Warrenton and from there visit the old camp 
grounds and battle fields, they selected the three places n; 
After a spirited discussion, Washington was chosen. 

The following were chosen a committee to nominate off 
for the ensuing year : Field and staff, Dr. J. P. Sheahan ; Co. 
A, Sidney W. Clark; Co. B, Rodney Sparrow; Co. C, Horatio 
S. Libby; Co. D, S. E. Griffin ; Co. E, B. H. Putnam ; Co. F, 
C. W. Shillings; Co. G, Volney H. Foss ; Co. H, George E. 
Goodwill; Co. K, Dr. George Gary; Co. L, Henry R. Coles- 
worthy; Co. M, Gardiner A. Savage. This committee subse- 
quently reported the following list, which was accepted, and the 
officers as named were elected : 

President, Gilbert N. Harris. Boston. 

Vice President, Llewellyn G. Estes, Washington, D. C. 

Secretary, Charles A. F. Emery, West Medford, Mass. 

Treasurer, J. P. Cilley, Rockland. 

Corresponding Secretary, Orrin S. Haskell, Pittsneld, Me. 

The annual report of the Treasurer, Gen, J. P. Cilley, was pre- 
sented, and ordered printed in the next number of the BUGl E, the 
auditing committee reporting that thev had examined it and 
found it correct, 

The treasurer and editor of the BUGLE were authorized to 
insert appropriate advertisements in its pages for their own 

Comrade C. \V. Shillings offered a set of resolutions, which 
were referred to the corresponding secretary, to be by him 
presented to the Maine delegation in Congress. 

A resolution oi hearty thanks to the comrades, ladies and 
citizens of Houlton, for their generous hospitality ; and to the 
railroads and steamboats, \ur their reduction of rates, was 
passed, and the meeting adjourned. Alter a photograph had 
been taken of the comrades and ladies, and a concert by the 


band, the line was again formed and marched to the Snell 

House, where it was dismissed, and the visitors were at their 
own sweet will until evening. 

The Ladies' Auxiliary held their meeting a? usual, and tl 
sons of the comrades held a meeting and organized -the "Sons 
of the First of Maine." The accounts of these meetings we re- 
published in Call 6, last October. 


Between the exercises at Ingersoll's Grove and the evening 
exercises, the comrades enjoyed themselves like children out of 
school. Indeed, from the time of their arrival until their 
departure, these veterans of the war of more than a quarter of a 
century ago, all in the vicinity of fifty years of age, and some 
of. them, with sons who a r e voters, behaved more like boys than 
sedate fathers and grandfathers. The meeting of the old com- 
rades, and the revival of old memories, served to make them for- 
get their age, and once more they were young. If ever the 
saying "the soul does not grow old" was proven, it was at this re- 
union. Fun was abundant and hearty, though the exuberance 
of boyhood was tempered by experience, and the fun did 
not grow offensive — it was clean-cut and gentlemanly, always. 

In the evening the Houlton band gave an open-air concert 
in the square for an hour or more, and had man}" and appre- 
ciative listeners, receiving well- won plaudits from the veterans. 

About eight o'clock the comrades and their ladies and sons 
assembled in Music Hall, as did also many of the citizens of 
Houlton. Here what ma}' be called the formal exercises were 
held, though it must be said the-}' assumed a tinge of the in- 
formal before they were over. Upon the platform were seated 
Gen. J. P. Cilley, Major Lyman S. Strickland, Chaplain S. A. 
Fuller, Capt. Black Hawk Putnam, and Capt. George Car}-, who 
was the presiding genius of the evening. After music by the 
band, Capt. Can', with a few pleasant words, introduced Major 
Strickland, as one who, whether in a military or civil capacity, 
is ever on h a 1 1 d wh e n w a n te d . i\ 1 a j o r St r i c k 1 a n d t h e n w e 1 c o m e d 
the veterans in language substantially as follows : 

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8 * /c/A'/ST MAINE BUGLE. 


.Comrades and veteran soldiers of the First Maine Cavalry: J do not know t ! 
may be a willing prisoner to your gallant regime;'': this ev nil \ and while '■ 
power 1 am obliged to reply to the flattering introductory rem ks of m; frii 
Car)'. I simply pre--;: 1 myself to welcome you in behalf of the town of Ho It 
the most brief and informal manner, and bid you a cordial welcome to our beautiful 
village and county. In presenting to you this welcome, I know but few words— lb-: 
few simple words of a soldier; I am capable of using no ethers; only >i h seei 
priate. Standing here in the presence of so many brave and gallant men who ha^ _■ h ' 
their lives on many battle helds — representatives of a regiment and brigade 
many prominent and distinguished men — generals, colonels and other officers, 
in the civil and military affairs — but few words will be required from me. No w 
of fulsome praise and flattery can seem to be very pleasant to men who have fol- 
lowed the great leaders of the army o[ the Potomac, and have received their words 
of praise and appreciation. 

The First Maine Cavalry needs no eulogy. Your deeds of valor have long since 
become a part of our history, and will be read as long as our land shall last — your 
own most enduring monument. The meeting of so many comrades, after so n 
years of separation, will, bring back afresh to your mind the many stirring event? of 
the camp, the march, the scout, the bivouac, the picket and the fight. Dc u :1 - 
comrades, there still linger in your ears, the stirring notes of the bugle; again yo i 
are rushing forward with the charging squadrons; you hear the clash of am 
din of battle, and the shouts 01 victory. We are happy that in this, your re-union, 
you will have had a pleasant and enjoyable occasion, and that in story and song you 
will have renewed the military ardor of your early years. And, veterans, when yon 
depart and go to your homes, we trust that you will carry with you pleasant 
ries of thus occasion, and that you will ever feel that the veterans o[ the First M 
Cavalry are remembered and honored in the hearts of the citizens of Houlton. We 
till our glass and drink long life and prosperity to the surviving members of tire First 
Maine Cavalry, and fill them again and drink to the memory of our heroic dead. 


Gen. Cilley was next introduced, and spoke as follows : 

Major Strickland, and Citizens of Houlton: 1 am somewhat embarrassed— i : 
what to say, but what not to say. When one has felt your hospital ty so thorou. ' I; 
and so well as yesterday and to-day, the abundance of what should be . 
rasses me. When we have chicken so fresh and tender that it went down our thro .ts 
with sweetest taste; when we have beans which have the flavor of the woods and 
the pines in them, — a flavor so rich, so true arm so perfect that it call- to mind ■ .' 
days and other appetites; when we have tables with other luxuries almost too 
numerous to mention; when to these we add the kindest hearts and sweetest fa es 
of your ladies and your girls, what words can express our thanks ? I am ape- Ik 1 
at ah this. Ami to this welcome and hospitality of your, is added the welcome of the 
elements, and of your charming air, which intoxicates and inspires us. 

A reference to war is certainly appropriate at a re-union of a regiment, that in its 
way did some lighting. Having recently passed into a foreign country and enl 




the "front door yard " of the United States at its eastern gate, it may be well to con- 
template the vvanvard experiences of the State of Maine I am led in this direc- 
tion, because in a certain recent able article on our State, the nan es of our present 
delegation in Congress are exhaustively given,, while her record in war is dismis 
the mention of four officers and that 72,000 men served, omitting all refer* . 
halo that glistens like the northern lights over the tier of I extreme n 
States, and is typified in the record of the Fifth New Hampshire, wi i , \\ tai ted the 
greatest loss in battle of any infantry regiment in the whole Union any; 
of the Vermont Brigade, which sustained the greatest loss of any one brig 
the war; in that of the Iron Brigade of Wisconsin, which, in proj 
her, sustained the heaviest loss of any in the service. But Maine, reaching further 
north, shows the relentless purpose that comes from her grasp oi winter by do 
the regimental records made by her sister States of the stalwart North, I am tempt- 
ed to find further fault with this article because it erroneously adds thirty years [ 1 
age of General Knox, changes tine musical name of Margaretta to Margaret, mak<: , 
Weymouth sail up the Penobscot, and omits to mention Champlain, the most d :i ; 
and knightly explorer who ever visited Maine waters, whose description will sen - as 
sailing directions to-day. It however shades one fact correctly. It leads us to 
wonder why the statue of William King appears in the Hall of Statuary at Washing- 
ton, while Phipps and Pepperell stand before us daring and picturesque, both native 
born, with a flavor of Maine through their whole lives. It is a fact rich and deep 
that the echoes of Phipps' axes and mallets still resound with the added impul 
over one hundred and fifty years, along the shores of Long Reach, on the Kei 

It is a fact that in every war, leaving out the local Indian Contests, Maine 
met the enemy on her own soil or- in her own waters. Massachusetts boasts her 
Concord and Lexington, Rhode Island her Gaspee, but Maine leads the colm 1 

sea rights. Never was a more daring and heroic action fought on water than tl ' 

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the capture of the Margaretta, in Machias Lay. Forty men, twenty only armed 

with muskets and three cartridges each, and the rest with pitch-forks, crowd n 

the small sloop Unity, pursued and overtook- the schooner Margaretta, armed with 

sixteen swivels and four cannon. Undaunted by the first failure to board the schooner, 

in which the captain was left alone on the schooner and in the face of the fire of 

seven runs aimed at him jumped overboard to escape the British bayonet, he - \ 

back to the sloop and again laid her alongside the Margaretta, and with empty mus- 

I kets and pitch-forks went over the side for death or victory. And the Mai.y 

was the capture of the American flag, with tec rum killed and ten men woun 
A living poem, surpassing every romance. Vet it is unmentiuned in our school 
books, and the Commissioner of Spanish Claims' statue is in Washington. 

The war of 1S12 led to an occupation of a portion of Maine and to a large 1 . - 
ber of minor skirmishes along our coast, actions in which the spirit of the Machias 
patriot was inactive or dead. It only manifested itself in one fight, that of the En- 
terprise and Boxer, oh the coast of Bristol. In the war of the Rebellion we were 
the only State north of Pennsylvania in which the enemy was seen. The cutter 
Cashing was captured by the rebs. in Portland harbor and as valiantly re-taken by 
volunteers of that city. 

Massachusetts may boast of her Shaw Rebellion, Rhode Island that she crushed 

t the Dorr Insurrection, and New Hampshire the Revolt at Lxerer, while Maine can 

claim the similar honor of wiping out Eliott and hie copperhead kings. Of all the 



States Maine alone has had n foreign war in her own borders and on he: own 
In February, 1839, a draft of ton thousand men was called to arms and 3339 arm 
soldiers, cavalry, infantry and artillery, marched towards our north-eastern I 
with ammunition and cannon, to preach the gospel of Maine and Maine laws f 
Mars Hill. The blustering ranks and tht gathered forces of New Brunswi 
back their solitary prisoner and regretted coveting any portion of Maine soil. The 
Aroostook war closed in a blaze of glory and the efficient Adjutant-G • 
Maine started for Washington with full falls of expense incurred in prosecuting 
war, and these bills were as promptly paid by the United States. We • I 
glory and the pay, and the Legislature and people comi iencc ' dkiri t a ro: 

to Aroostook and have continued talking up to the present time, and now ' - 
Burleigh, of our regiment, stands ready to begin building such road. The 
outside ask, "What is the matter with Aroostook?" The neighboring pines and 
hemlocks answer, "She's all right.'" This is what we hear looking into the ( 1 
of Maine at Jhe eastern gate. And we now rejoice to breathe your air, to eat the 
fruits of this garden, and to be held enchanted by your welcome and hospitality. 


Lieutenant Edward P. Tobic then read the following letters, 

the name of Gen. Charles H. Smith calling forth a round of ap- 

plause : 

Headquarters 19th Infantry, Fort Wayne, Detroit, Mich.. 

Sept. 5th, 1S91. 
My Dear Captain : I have hoped until to-ciay to be able to be with you 

the other comrades at the re-union, the 10th inst., out find at the last moment that 
I am doomed to disappointment. I especially wanted to go to this re-uni 1 
Houlton, because there is the home of Comoany i... a company that gave so much, 
did so much, and sacrificed so much to the 1 ■/ n and glory of the regiment. 1 
names of Ellis and Collins aud Heald, and all their fallen Company comrades should 
be reverently called in token of the tender remembrances in which they are '. 
I shall regard my enforced absence as a personal loss, but hope in future to be able 
to control events so that I can attend every reunion and full)- enjoy the pleas' c 
they afford me. Please convey my greetings and best wishes to every one, and ol - ; 

Yours most sincerely, 

C. II. Smith. 

Bangor, Me., Sept. oth 1SS1. 
Capt. B. II. Putnam, Houlton, Me. 

My Lear Sir : I am very sorry that importan business will prevent my leaving 
here for I louiton in the morning, to join with vou and other members of the First 

Maine Cavalry Regiment in the annual re- in ion. 

I have never been 

n vour di 

fu! town. I say beautiful because it has always been represented • to me as sod., 
and 1 was in hopes mat I should have the pleasure r u seeing it this year, at t! _■ 
same time that 1 should be allowed the great pleasure of again lo kin , a! 
greeting many of the surviving members of that grand old regiment of the war ol 

that regiment, for vvh 



1 was a boy, on several occasions I! into the fa< es r many f thei t 

] could find out whether we were in much danger or no, and we were in seme 

places that I knew or believed to be pretty hot, and I can truthfully say tl at T did 

not detect anything in those faces at the time that indicated other than a dct< 

ti in to perform such duty, as they were assigned to perform, an 1 1 took c: 

accordingly. I cannot be with you in person this year, but shall be in best 

respect and love for you all. 

Sincerely yours, 

Henry L. Mm m i 


Lieut. Tobie also read the following, saying it was written 
an old schoolmate in Lew-stun, a lady now residing in the \V 
who learned that the regiment was going to hold a reunion, 
having a kindly interest in the regiment, sent this greeting : 



When the Union was menaced with danger, 

You sprang to your steeds for the fray; 
Though War stood before you a stranger. 

You faced him with naught of dismay; 
The warfare of life is not ended, 

Still are battles before you, perhaps; 
Pat when the last post is defended, 

Your rest will be sure after Taps; 
After Taps, old First Maine ! 
After life's wearing strain, 
Oh, when the last combat is ended, 
And the Eight you have bravely defended, 

Your rest will be sure after Taps. 

That man has the best of the quarrel 

With Evil, who faces his foe; 
And he who aspires to- the laurel 

The wounds of the victor must shew; 
1 dfe offers exacting conditions, 

Holds many defeats and mishaps; 
Put effort wins higher commissions, 

And pence settles down after Taj - , 
After Taps, brave First Maine ! 
After hard id; an : pain, 
When you've nobly fulfilled life's conditions, 
And won your eternal commissions, 

Then peace will be yours after Taps. 



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Day by clay are your ranks growing thinner. 

One by one gains the roll of the dead; 
While Fate, the inflexible spinner, 

Waks to sever life's weakening thread; 
But when the hard contest is os'er, 

And Death each brave veteran enwraps, 
Then under the red and white clover 

Your sleep will be sweet after Taps: 
After Taps, grand First Maine ! 
In the dew and the rain, 
Oh, under the blossoming clover, 
When the march and the conflict are over, 

Your sleep will be sweet after Taps. 

August 13, 1S91. 


Col. Albion C. Drinkwater, of Braintree, Mass., was next 
called upon, and said, substantially : 

I don't know why I should be called upon here this evening. There is no ques- 
tion which I was asked to speak upon — no subject has been assigned to me, and 1 
don't know of anything worthy of taking up any of your time. But as a son : 
Maine and a member of this grand old regiment living in a neighboring state, 
one of the organization known as the Massachusetts Branch, perhaps 1 may say 
something about this. Two years ago we had the pleasure o^ entertaining the 
largest number of the comrades that ever met together. The state of Massachusetts 
welcomed you and the City of Boston gave you a welcome that you who were 
present will never forget. It gave us who have taken up our residence in the old 
Commonwealth much pleasure that the city and State so honored you. But 1 do 
not think you enjoyed it so much as you have in Houlton. Never before have we 
had the pleasure of seeing tins garden. I must say from the little I have seen u.:.' 
the tale has not been half told, I have traveled over this country somewhat exten- 
sively, but have never seen better soil or a prettier outlook than I Lave seen h ■- 
It is grand to live here. The products of your soil are superior to any that c 
our market, Whatever you send us comes first-class. Your welcome to th 
to-day proves that you love the boys who went out in '6i-'65, and those who went 
from here gave you a reputation that is co-extensive with the country. 


Dr. John P. Sheahan of Dennysville, was next called upon, 
and spoke as follows : 

It gives me the most lively pleasure to meet the people of Houlton on this 
sion. 1 feel that I am not altogether a stranger to the people of your county. : ■'• 
Lng made two very successful war lecturing tours with the stereopticon to youi 

towns. They were a grand success in one way. I carried my audience with n -, 
more properly speaking, I could have done so — in a hand cart. 

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Gen. Cilley who has just addressed you has given us tht milita I ry Slaiae. 
If I were now to give you my full personal history as a soldi 
pretty good idea of what an effort it took to "crush the rebellion." Thi 
who gave the address of welcome said that there were present distil < 
colonels and lieutenant colonels, but entirely omitt It! ct that there was present 
at least one distinguished corporal. I was a corporal in Co. K, 1 irst of Maine. 
That is to say, I held that exalted position for several weeks, when the captair i I . 
company came to the conclusion that there was too much oi me for a corporal, i 
none of the larger offices were vacant, he handed me my igi a m and I v. . 
into the ranks, I did not suite, leave the service and go home for I felt that i need- 
ed help to bring the war to a successful close. I knew that it would be give 
for I had always used the poor privates well while J was an officer. Thi 
like boasting to some of you who have not had the pleasure of knowing me, 
have here a letter from the Adjutant General of the State, written in 1S62, .-;'. 
estimate of my case. 

State of Maine — Headquarters Adjutant General's Office, 

augusta, suptembj st] : 
Mr.. Daniel K. Hobart : 

Dear Sir — John F. Sheahan (you will please notice the name is French — my 
father came from Limerick County. France), is credited to Bi Ideford; th 
that city has been notified of your claim. Did he enlist before the 23d C .. i 
if prior to that date, your quota being full, Biddeford could claim him. F: 
after that day he would count for you by whomsoever his bounty was paid. How is 
this fact ? if he took the Biddeford bounty enlisting before August 23d, you must 
send on six able-bodied men. Very respectfully, 

JOHN L. Hodsdon, Adjutant General. 
Per E. B. b. 

Now you can see why it was that nay captain was not willing for me to rem 
corporal, Fie may have felt that there was too much of me for a general, even. Xow 
how tins estimate of my immensity ever reached Houlton I cannot say, bat 01 
to a hotel this morning the clerk looked at me with a fixed stare and said, "I can 
pat four of you in one room and the rest in another.'" Not wishing to 1 ' 

concluded to take rooms on the piazza of the Snell House until the exigencies of the 
occasion would allow toe to move in, 

A great deal you know has been said about the efficiency of the First Maine Ci 
Now I am perfectly willing for the sake of courtesy to admit that every man in : 
regiment was my equal. We were recruited up to three thousand; multiply this by 
six and we have eighteen thousand, and that was ab >ut out fighting size. Thus no 
doubt we looked to Stuart as wc rode through confusion, a solid column, /with glitter- 
ing sabres, up through the guns, capturing his headquarters, uncovering the plans of 
Lee. Memories of that held forever glorious 1 I can see it now! As with 
ing sabres we learned the lesson, and learned it well, that it was easier t \ in 
victory than to endure defeat, due Southern trooj f< in 1 that the Yankee cavalry 
had learned to ride and to fight. Henceforth victory '.-as to perch upon our bann 
Aldie, Middleburg and Upperville, where we pressed them through the mountain 
and held them with gates of steel until our scouts climbed the mountain to] 5 and 
saw Fee's great arm}' marching with its fact toward the north. 

dins afternoon my friend, Dr. Gary, kindly took me in his carriage through your 
town and into the country around it. As I stood on Parade hill and looked ovei \ 

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prosperous town end smiling fields I tried to imagine how it m .'■•-. I 
only a few cabins stood where your beautiful town now stn rt it cost 

to press back the forest and uncover to the sun these fertile fields which at the t 
of the hoe smile into bountiful harvests. Aroostook is of! en of a- the "Gar- 

den of Maine." As far as I know it is the garden of America, and ever since I first 
saw it, it has been a mystery to me why our young men who go west to 
fail, do not come here where pleasant homes spring up at the bidding of honesl I 

Several times since the war I have gone over the battlefields, where you mad . 
reputation as a righting regiment. Two years ago I climbed the hills where we 
charged on that eventful 17th of June, 1S63. 1 walked up the road where the dead 
lay so close together. I stood behind the stone wall to the right of the r< 
we dismounted and where I saw strong men, whose faces were covered with 
the march and grimed with powder, shed tears like children when they lean th t 
Colonel Douty lay dead in the road far out to the front. At Middleburg I walked 
along the stone wall against which the left of our regiment was thrown, upon the 
stones of which., at the close of the struggle, there were crimson stains mad? sacred 
by the sacrifices of Kimball, Taylor, Neville and others. Then up through the grove 
to the right, where we pressed them back, out into the open fields where Stuart and 
his staff stood looking on. Then I went back to the great tree where we buried the 
boys who had clone all that a soldier can do for his flag. I could not keep back the 
tears for memory was busy with the days that tried men's solus. I could see them 
there side by side as we lay them with their white upturned faces as we covered them 
up and marched away to another field. 


Sergeant Sidney W. Clark of Co. A, made a few. remarks, 
and told in a quaint way, which created much amusement, the 
following : 


" In the beginning God created the heavens and earth." So in the beginning of 
the rebellion He also created the Eirst Maine Cavalry Regiment. And the first idea 
of its members was to crush the southern rebellion and punish copperheads even 
in the state of Maine. 

Every citizen who came into the Eirst Maine Cavalry camp to peddle :\ '. 
cider, milk, etc., or for any other purpose, was tested by the boys of the First Maine 
for his loyal or disloyal sentiments, and soon all disloyal people living near camp 
were located by the boys. We had just got fairly settled down to business in old Camp 
Penobscot on the fair grounds in Augusta, trying to " play sojer " with pine laths 
for sabres, when Governor Washburne issued a Thanksgiving proclamation and Col. 
fohn Goddard, in command of the regiment, forthwith ordered the camp guard to 
load their old rusty guns with ball cartridges, and he also curtailed the number of 
passes to be given (luring Thanksgiving week. On the eve of this meniorabl 
Thanksgiving many "f us had secured passes and those who failed resolved not to 
be disappointed in having a good old-fashioned dinner. A> several and myself < re 
enjoying our passes in a walk near the State Arsenal grounds on that pleasant even- 
ing, we met two or three of our band boys, one of whom had a live pig under 

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his arm. On approaching us he who had the pig asked me if I thought it fat 
enough to bake. On scratching piggy's ribs a happy thought struck m 
like to have it for my own Thanksgiving dinner, and I replied, " I'd he ashame I t 
be seen in the street with it under my arm," which answered the purpose. The 

ssessor of the pig then said, "What shall we do with it?'' I inquired if the 
former owner was secesh and he said " ye;." but the pig was loyal and it never 
grunted when it was asked to ' jine'er.' I said " Then he'd be willing to spill ] 
blood on the altar of his country." Then I drew my knife (which I still retain an I 
which is now thirty years old) and the pig willingly sacrificed its life and blood lor 
the good of mankind and as a Thanksgiving offering." 

The sacrifice was then placed inside the iron fence on the arsenal ground and 
we all returned to camp as our passes were nearly out. I called up Charles D« 
Furbush at midnight and we passed the guards oat and in, bringing with us the 
coveted pig. The company cook having water hot, dressed our pig in grand sty] 
raid it was stuffed and roasted to a" t " by some lady friends of the company from 
Bangor. We invited the band boys to dine with us, which invitation they politely 
declined. But the dinner proved a grand success. The affair got adrift among the 
good people of Augusta and the initiated in Company A would hear remarks and 
jokes in regard to the pig, etc., but suspicion pointed to the Fifteenth Maine Infantry, 
and we would make all sorts of inquiries as to who would do such a bold trick, al- 
ways taking care to keep ourselves above suspicion. One ladv said she would like 
to have seen them carrying off her pig — she would have laughed and let them go. 
Bu f thereby hangs a tale. 

We are off for the seat of war. During three years service we passed through hard 
scenes enough to make one forget his grandmother and obliterate every trace of his 
former life, but such was not the case with me. 

Now we leave our good old Maine 

And march to meet our nation's foe, 
Caring not how soon we meet him, 

Bound to follow where he may go. 

Yes! we leave dear friends behind us, 

To all we bid a fond adieu, 
And when we give our three, years' service 

With honor we'll return to you. 

The service of the regiment is too well known to give in detail what I saw and 
experienced in the held during my three years service, but on returning from the 
war I found 

Joy and sadness closely mingled 

For us who reached our native State — 
Joy in meeting friends and neighbors; 

Sadness for those who patient wait 

'Till th' shrill bugles of the angels 

Sound their final reveille 
And to th' roll call we've all answered 

" Here! "" and march..! to eternity. 

< >n reaching Maine I went on a visit to the western part of the State, and as 3 re- 
lumed, taking the cars at Leeds Junction, a stranger among str: nger , a lady occu] y- 

To what regiment &o you. 

,4$|g the seat behind me asked the old fawiltt* question, 


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belong? [angered, "First Maine Cavalry." Xexl 
Company y « Dtd you know William Boy , « G , 

Lenkmni? r /^'' "Estabrook, Putnam," and a host of ot! , .. 
wered , n tne afhrmative and learning the lady •, 

mcnaoned I said «Dont forget to «k- | tt yo 

bers the ni gh before Thanksgiving, lS 6T,uhen he ear tl 

of the Kennebec nver at Augusta. Then the lady looked me in tl 

lowing smile and asked, "Was it the time you stole the pig?" Kt thi ' 

was ^thunderstruck. Had I met Pinkerton in disguise, and 1 I 

for tnree years and why should this particular ■ , t0 

^nutes acquaintance was my hrst thought, and then I resoh d torn 

whomlhadmetand succeeded finally before we got to Bangor as she had a' bdv 

friend with her who was from the same place. 

Someyears_aftermywifeandlH-ereon a visit to Aroostook County v, 
met tne lady m question, who had married one cf the comrades menth 
and the comrade calls out, « Halt!" and I replied, « Fli dismount, advai e and 
the countersign." The First Maine comrade introduced his wif : , 
we snook hands with her I asked, « Was it the time vou stole the , l<rr> ■ ' 
tion needed an explanation to her husband and my wife, and af'er^they w-e Hh 
initiated we had a good hearty laugh right then and there. So you see"! 
adage made true that "murder will cut." 

Chaplain Samuel A. Fuller was next called upon to s 
but declined on account of indisposition. 

Lieutenant Tobie read the following, prepared for the occa- 
sion : 



Saint Peter, at the gate of Heaven. 

Beheld, the soul of one 
Who had with hone of entrance come — 

His earthly service done. 

The spirit gave his name, and told 

Of what had been his lot 
On earth, and what his life; alas ! 

Saint Peter knew him not. 

He'd been no saint — he'd simply tried 

To do Ins level best 
Where he'd been placed, and now had come 

For his eternal res'. 

'Twas all in vain. Saiul Peter said. 

With pity in his face: 
" I'm very sorry for you, but 

'1 here's here for you no pi 

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The spirit turned — with head erect; 

No fear had he; e'en hell 
Fur him no terrors had, as once 

We heard Kilpatrick tell. 

But as he turned, Saint Peter saw, 

Etched in by sun and rain, 
Something upon his back which told 

Me had not lived in vain. 

Then spoke the saint, :< Your back gives proof 

You've worn the Union blue, 
And on the blue, in graceful curves, 

Two stripes of yellow hue." 

" Oh yes," the soul replied, " I served 

In those grand, glorious years 
When freedom won abiding place 

Beyond ail doubts and fears; 

'Twas with the cavalry I fought — 

Oft did my carbine crack; 
And not a foe man ever saw 

Those stripes upon my back." 

What army were you in? " inquired 

Saint Peter, with a smile, 
As if he wished to hold the soul 

To chat with him a while. 

"The grand Potomac Army," said 

The soul in joyous tone — 
"The best and bravest army, saint, 

On which the sun e'er shone.'' 

Saint Peter nodded, and replied : 

" Your words are chosen well; 
It was a glorious army — but 

Your regiment please tell." 

'•The Old First Maine ! " the soul sang out. 

And o'er his face there spread 
A pride and glory all his own. 

Saint Peter quickly said : 

" The Old First Maine ! Come in, come in ! 
And be at home for aye; 

Here's many a comrat 

;nd the res! 

Will rally here some day, 

When all life's battles have been fought, 

Its victories nobly won; 
Then shall the Great Commander say, 

' Brave Old First Maine, well done ! ' : 




Gen. Cilley then addressed the com id '.. 

to the BUGLE, and Lieut. Tobie followed upon the same -. 

the former asking support financially in behalf of the c< i 
not themselves able to pay for it, and the latter in be] 
letters and sketches of war reminiscences from every con 
Comrades Sheahan and Clark then amused the comrade: • 
more stories, each in his own peculiar way. 

After music by the band. Lieut. Horatio S. Libby, ol 
rose, Mass., read a poem entitled "The Regimental R< 
from the Century Magazine, as follows : 


It is twenty years, my comrades, twenty solid years to date, 

Since we were stripling captains, dapper youngsters slim and straight; 

And now in portly manhood, wise and serious, we ore met, 

To gossip of the stirring times of sword and bayonet. 

Our portly manhood, as above, our silvered heads and all, 
May be respected, more or less, by circles large or small; 
Rut my comrades, all the honors oi our civil walk's and ways 
Seem but empty to the glory 01 the old heroic days. 

Yet the martial pomp and grandeur, failing somehow to connect, 
Were not always clearly present at the time, 1 recollect. 
There were dusty, weary marches, not romantic in the least, 
More especially if rations chanced to fail for man or beast. 

There were times when human nature had to murmur just a bit; 
There were seasons of bad language, yes, the truth I must admit; 
There were bivouacs in the rain or snow, black darkness overhead, 
The sodden ground beneath us, with a fence-rail for a bed. 

But what appetites for lobscouse, ami what dinners large and free, 
Sum No: ente 1 by a canteen full of "Commissary L; " 
With the haughty Southron's hoe-cake, and the colored aunty's pie, 
And a streamlet for a finger-bow!, if one meandered by. 

Do you remember, comrade-, how we fought and overcame 
Those guerilla ducks and turkeys, war-like pigs and other game? 
And those savage rebel chickens, who would die, but never yield, 
Whom we faced with deathless valor on so many a Southern held? 

Though we murmured, though our language was at times a trifle queer, 
Though we iiad but little reverence even hy: a brigadier, 
Though we grumbled at the government with almost every breath, 
Vet we fa' ed the gray battalions, all undaunted t > the death. 

We fought them and we kilied then:, and they killed us in return; 
But we never thought to hate them, an 1 we never mired! to learn. 






We met them on the picket lines, with flags of truce bet 

They were "Johnnies," we were " Yanks," and better friends were never seen. 

What anomalies and contrasts! I recall a day in June, 

When the world was warm with summer, and the birds were all in tune; 

Peace and beauty all about us, death and danger just ahead, 

On our faces careless courage, in our hearts a sober dread. 

Then the skirmish line went forward, and the only s >un h we heard 

Were the hum of droning insects and the carol of a bird; 

Till, far off, a hash of tire, and a little cloud went by, 

Like an angel's mantle floating down from out the azure sky. 

Then a shell screaming o'er us, ami the air at once was rife 
With a million whispering hornets, swiftly searching for a life; 
And the birds and insects tied away before the li rebel yell," 
The thunder of the battle, and the furious ; ' tmes of hell. 

Other memories come thronging. When our shoulder straps were new 
We were nearly all the world, but now, alas, we are so few; 
Then we marched with ringing footsteps, looking gay ly to the fore; 
Now with wistful, dreamy glances we look back to days of yore. 

If the spirits of the dead revisit earth for weal or woe, 

We might fancy they would join us, those dear friends of long ago. 

Hush, who knows what ghostly comrades may have come with noiseless feet, 

In the old familiar friendliness, to make our band complete? 

i id L. PROl : ' ' 


Comrade Charles E. jacks, of Boston, was then called upon. 
He spoke earnest!}" and eloquently upon the feelings which the 
comrades had for each other, saying it surpasses the love of 
women, and closed with vivid descriptions of the charge of the 
regiment at Farmville, and the fight at Appomattox on the 
morning of Lee's surrender. 

Dr. Theo. J. Batchelder spoke of the heroism of the mothers, 
wives, sisters and sweethearts, who sent their sons, husbands, 
brothers and lovers to the war with a "God bless you," and then 
waited patiently, at home day after day and week after week to 
hear from the loved ones. 

Capi. Cary then introduced Comrade Gilbert X. Harris, the 
newly elected president of the association, who spoke briefly, 
thanking the association for the honor conferred upon him by 
his election, and paying high tribute to Gen. Charles H. Smith, 
our old commander, and to Co. E, which went from this locality. 





Capt. John \V . F] eze v.,: next called upon. He re pi 

briefly, saying : "It is said there is a pontoon bridge ov< 
last river we have to cross. 1 came very near crossing thai 
bridge a few months ago by a fall. I have lost my voi< i 
cannot speak. I thank you cordially for this invitation, but it 
is impossible for me to speak." 

Then there was music by the band, and then the ladie 
the veterans and friends with ice cream, cake, etc., and the de- 
cidedly pleasant, reunion of the First Maine Cavalry wa; 
The larger portion of the comrades and families depart 
their homes Friday morning, but some remained a few days, 
having become so enamored of that part oi the country l 
they wished to see more of it. 


A special meeting of the Massachusetts Branch of the First 
Maine Cavalry Association was held Aug. 19th, 1 891, to make 
arrangements for the comrades living in Boston and vicinity to 
attend this reunion. Comrades Gilbert N. Harris and Char] 
F. Emery were chosen a committee to malic terms with 
railroad companies and notify the comrades. The result ot this 
was that the comrades from Boston and vicinity were enab 
to procure tickets for Houlton and return for $10, by the Bos- 
ton and Maine railroad. 





In the eastern part of the county, bordering on the James 
river, about seven miles below Richmond, is a line of high hills 
rising abruptly in some places two hundred feet above the water, 

known as Dairy's Bluff:; 


visit here we met Aiaior 

Drury, the proprietor of a large plantation lying along the 
river which includes these bluffs. At this time he was superin- 
tending his fanning operations which were varied and extensive. 
He was a man then apparently about forty years of age and 
more than six feet in height, with a full, florid face, strong fea- 
tures and commanding presence, all indicating courage, will 
and energy sufficient to control a plantation of unruly darki 
or to command an army corps if need be. 

He had been an ardent rebel and had earnest!) 7 supported the 
confederacy that was, and he now reluctantly submitted to the 
inevitable. At first he seemed little inclined to engage us in 
conversation — only to briefly but kindly reply to our questions 
— but when he was informed as to our position in relation to 
the government of the county, and that we desired his sug 
tions and counsel and the aid and co-operation of all good citi- 
zens in our efforts to preserve order and to afford protection to 
persons and property, he seemed to half realize the fact that 
the government he had tried so hard and in vain to destroy was 
now offering him and his protection and security when the 
powers of the state and vA the count}- had ceased with the 
confederacy, and the icy surface of his rigid features began to 
warm and break, and he soon became interested, social and 

friendly. He modestly 

.1 manfully 

;sed hi 


for our call, and promised us any aid he could render i 
new and peculiar duties, After a short discussion of the sub- 

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jects of our call, he volunteered to go with m to the sun 

the bluffs, where he related and explained an \\ \ 

war, that to my mind is without parallel in the history < I : 

long and eventful struggle, and of which, he was the h< 

confederate side. He -aid that he early recognized the ii 

t a nee a n d v a 1 u e o f 1 1 1 e s e b 1 u fifs in t h e d e fe i i -- e o f th e c o i 

capitol if it. should be threatened by a naval or mariiv 

from below, and that fie as early called the attention of . 

government to the necessity of some defensive works 

river and particularly at these blurts, but; no heed was given to 

his warnings. 

After the great naval engagement at Hampton Roads, in 
which the little Monitor disabled the rebel ram Merrimac, 
was more solicitous than before, and again appealed to the con- 
federate government to do something to save the capitol ::■ 
impending danger, and especially from inviting attack from the 
"strange craft" below, for between these bluffs and Richmond 
there was not a gun nor an)' obstruction to prevent an in r- 

;ht up to the wharves of the 


rom s tea mum' r 

rebel capitol ; but. for some cause or for no cause his pie i 

were asrain unneeded, 

He had embarked in the new m 
ment deliberately and from choice, and he resolved that no 
slight nor insult, however unjust and unmerited, should a 
him from Iris allegiance to the new government. 

I le accordingly set his slaves to work and in a short time he had 
quite a formidable earthwork laid out and erected on the h gli 
and must commanding bluff, which he christened Fort Darling. 
With his own mono)- he purchased three field pieces, two three- 
inch howitzers and one twelve pound Napoleon, and m >i 
them in his new fort to defend the new capitol and the honos 
the stars and bars. He drilled and trained his men daily, tai 
them their places and how to handle the guns, and in ; 
weeks had quite an efficient batten' of light artillery. \V1 
the men were engaged in the field he kept a sentinel j 
with a tin horn on a commanding eminence to sound the al 
when the expected fleet should heave in sight. Days grew in- 
to weeks and weeks into months and the horn was still silent. 

A FTE R 1 1 1 7 ' OMA TTOX, 


The darkies at length began to think that they would i 
have a chance to "shoot off ale big guns " they had k 

clean, now and nice ; that the Yankee- were too shrewd and wise 
to come in sight of such destructive pieces : but at last, on the 
1 6th of May, 1862, early in the morning, the expectant I 
sounded the dread alarm, when all excitedly hurried to the fort, 
where in a few moments they were gazing in breathless susp 
at the black smoke of a steamer approaching in the distance 
Soon another appeared and another. The river was full of them ! 
Were they veritable Yankee cam boats, or were they a fr I 
fleet from, below seeking safety in flight? A shot will tell. 
Bang! goes a gun to the great delight of the trembling d 
kies, and instantly an answering shot came screaming through 
the air, terrifying the darkies into a mob of senseless maniac? 
The situation now was not only grave and critical, butitseemed 
absolutely hopeless. Before noon the confederate capitol wil 
surely be in the hands of the abolition hordes of the North ! 
For what could one man with three small field ] ; c< and a few 
ignorant, unwilling slaves do against the heavy guns an 
perienced seam-en of a formidable fleet of five victorious ves- 
sels, }^d by that naval wonder of wonders, the impenetr; 
monitor I Almost any other man in the world, when that ! 
came to anchor, would have fled to Richmond to save himself 
and inform the city of the certain doom that shortly awaits 
But of better stuff— of heroic timber — was he made. M 
that the very existence of the confederacy was in Ins hand-, and 
he resolved to save it or to sell his life most dearly in its de- 

By the application oi vigorous physical persuasion some oi 
the less frightend darkies were induced to return to the .. 
and as their fright wore away they loaded and replaced the £ 
while the valliant master sighted and fired them. \\ hen t 
fire from the fleet was rapid he said it was impossible to keep a 
man at the guns or even in sight, but as soon as the fire slack- 
ened they would return again and work like trojans. At length 
the little monitor raised her anchor and steamed right up to tl 
fort as thouch to run bv. She was now harmless as she could 



not elevate her guns to reach the summit. Major Drui 
serving this, hastily ran his guns to the water side of th 
and dropped solid shot down onto the back of the littl 
ster, which rolled off as drops of water from the back of a 
She quickh' reversed her engines and took position a., b 
Firing continued at long range (or some time but no further at- 
tempt was made to pass the fort and at noon firing cea: . 
the ileet withdrew. 

I submit the following report and abstracts from th< 
inanders in the Federal fleet : 


U. S. Steamer Gali 
Off City Point, James River. 

May i 6th i i 
Sir : I nave the honor to report that this vessel, the Aroostook, the ? 
Port Royal, with the Xangatuck, .moved up the river, getting aground several . 
but meeting with no artificial impediments until we arrived at Ward's i , within 
about eight miles of Richmond, where we encountered a heavy battery and two 
separate barriers formed of piles and steamboats and sail vessels. The pi 
say they saw the Vorktown and Jamestown among the number. The banks o f the 
river we found lined with ride pits from which sharpshooters annoyed the mci . t - 
guns. Those would hinder the removal of the obstructions unless driven awa 
land force. 

The Galena ran within about 600 yards of the battery as near the piles a; 
deemed proper to go, let go her anchor and then at 7.45 a. m., opened fire uj on the 
battery. The wooden vessels as directed anchored about 1300 yards bel 
Monitor was near.and at 9 o'clock she passed just a! - d- Galena but f ha . 

gens could not be elevated enough to reach the battery. She then dropped a 
below us and made her -hois effective. At five minutes after 1a the Galena had ex- 
pended nearly all her amn uniti >n an i I made a signal to discontinue the action. We 
had but six Parrot charges and not a single idled 9-inch shed. We had 13 hided and 
II wounded. The ritled 100-pounder of the Xangatuck burst, half the part 
the trunions going overhead. She was therefore disc;.. • * 

Lieut. Newman, the executive officer, was conspicuous for his g I t and "eetive 

service. Mr. Washburn, acting master, behaved admir; h se are si 

from among the number. The Aroostook, the Xang tucl an i Port Royal t : : 
stations previously assigned them and did everything that was p ; 
Monitor could not have done better. The barrier is such that the boats of the enemy, 
even if they have any, cannot ; ossibh pass out ai d ours cannot pass in. 
I have the honor to be ; ■'. li nt servant, 

John Roj 

manJcr U. S. X. 

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Lieut, \Vm. JetTers, commanding the Monitor reported. (Extract.) "At] 
7 I discovered an extensive fortification on an elevation of about 2 sever; 

small batteries,all apparently mounting guns of the heaviest c libre. T3 ; tire of the 
enemy was remarkably well directed but mainly towards' this ves^ I. : 
three times. J am happy to report no casualties, [n conclusion permi i . t 
the action was most gallantly fought again.; 1 : great odds and with [he . 
against earthworks. As long as our vessels kept up a i th y rarely i I 

our lire, but the moment our fire slackened they remanned their guns. It is imj 
to reduce such works except with the aid of a land force. 1 ' 

Commodore Goldsborough, Rag officer, closes his report with the f llowi - : "The 
James river is now opened from its mouth to Ward's or Drury's 1 . or in 
words, lip to S miles of Richmond, where, as you will perceive I y < 'orm and : 
gers' report of the light, it is seriously obstructed." 

The confederate authorities were now greatly alarmed and 
thoroughly aroused. The}- realized the great perils to which 
they had left themselves exposed, perils that had been bra\ 
averted, and not by an}- means or measures of theirs, but by th : 
intelligence and zeal of one courageous and devoted confederate 
whose early counsels and whose later appeals had been disre- 
garded and unnoticed. But for the early action of Y jo 
Drury,, Richmond must surely have been at the mercy of our 
guns that day. Indeed, as it was, Major Drury well said thai- 
had the Yankee commander of the fleet possessed persistence 
equal to his courage, he would have steamed past the fort witl 
least three of his vessels and tied up at the wharves of Rich- 

These bluffs and other advantageous positions between tl 
and Richmond were now quickly seized by the confederate 
government and prepared to prevent any more "picnicing 
Yankee gun-boats so near the vitals of the new government, and 
they remained in the hands of the confederate forces until th 
evacuation of Richmond and Petersburg in the spring of i 
Major Drury became an officer of artillery in the military forces 
of the confederacy. 

We left him -with a high appreciation oi his character; 
man. of his valor and efficiency as a soldier and of his sterling 
worth as a citizen in those ..lark and sad clays of the old Dominion. 




Bowdoin Boys in Labrador. 

On Board the Julia A. Di 

Gut of Caxso. \ 

Bowdoin pluck has overcome Bowdoin luck, and th n 
literally had to pass through fire and water, the Bowdoi 
from the Bowdoin College Scientific Ex] diti- n to 1 al i 
have done what Oxford failed to do, and what was deel n 
nigh impossible by those best acquainted with the circumstan- 
ces and presumably best judges of the matter. Austin C 
and Dennis Cole, Bowdoin "8; and '88, respectively, have pro- 
ven themselves worth)- to be ranked as explorers, and 
demonstrated anew that energy and endurance are nc ' 
in college graduates of this generation. 

A trip up a large and swift river, totally unkno nt i 
in its upper portions. for three hundred miles, equal to the distance 
from Brunswick, Me., to New York City, in open fifteen feel 
is of itself an achievement worth)' of remark. But when t< : . is 
is added the discovery of Bowdoin Canon, one of the i 
markable features of North America, the settlei i it 
mystery of the Grand Falls, and the bringing to ;: lit of a n i 
able waterway extending for an unbroken ninety mile-, and 
three hundred miles in the interior of" an hitherto unknown 
country, something more than remark is merited. 

July 26th the schooner hove to about four miles from tl 
of the Grand River, the shoals rendering a nearer a- 
gerous, and the boats of the river detachment were sent ovei 
the side, taken in tow by the yawl, and the start made on what 
proved the most eventful part oi the Labrador expedil 
Cheers and good wishes followed the three boats tiil re- 
hearing, and then the Julia gathered way and head d for 
West River, -while the part}' in the yawl with the two Rushl 

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in tow put forth their best efforts to reach the mouth of tin 
river and alee before the approaching" squall should strike th 

The squall came first, and as it blew heavil) directly ou1 < ! 
the river, we could simply lay to and wait for it to blow- 
Then a calm followed and by the time the next squall struck 
we were in a comparative lee. After the heaviest of ii 
passed, the Grand River boys clambered into their boa' 
with a heart}* "good by" pulled away for the opening close at 
hand. The yawl meantime had grounded on one of the si 
but pushing off and. carefully dodging the bowlders that dot 
those shallow waters, she squared away for North West River, 
following around the shore, and with the aid of a fresh bi 
reached the schooner shortly after 10 o'clock P. M. 

The river part}" was made up 01 Austin Gary in charge, and 
\Y. R. Smith, '90, occupying one boat, and Dennis Cole ar 
B. Young, '92, with the other, all strong, rugged fellows, n 
or less acquainted with, boating in rapid water, and well equip] 
for ail emergencies. Their outfit included provisions for I ■ 
weeks, flour, meal, buckwheat flour, rice, coffee, tea, saga 
extract, tins of pea soup, beef tongue, and preserves. They 
were provided with revolvers, a shot gun and a rifle, and 
cient ammunition, intending to eke out the stores with wl 
ever game came in their way, although the ana. ant of time 
given them would not allow much hunting. All the sup- 
plies, including the surveying, measuring and meteorologic : 
instruments, were either in tins or in water-tight wrappings, while 
due bedding and clothing were protected by rubber blankets. 
The boats,- -wide by Rushton, the Adirondack boat-build 
were of cedar, fifteen met long, live feet wide, double-ended, and 
weighed eight}" pounds apiece. A short deck at each end 1 
boats covered copper air-tanks, which made life-boats of th 
and added much to their safety. Each boat was equipped with 
a pair of oars, a paddle and about one hundred feetofsmall line 
for tracking purposes. Proceeding about three miles the 
■camp was made on the south shore of Goose Bay, amid an 
abundance of mosquitoes. The next da}- twenty-five miles \\ 
made through, shoals that nearly close the river's mouth, leav 




but one good channel through which the water flows very 
by the house of Joe Mtchelin, the trapper, at which six . 
later two very gaunt and much used up men were mosl 
bly received. Here another night was spent almost 
sleep, owing to the mosquitoes. 

Tuesday a large Indian camp was passed, the big "pool," at 
the toot oi the first falls and some three miles long, r 
across, and at noon the carry was begun. It was necessary to 
make seventeen trips and four and one half hours were used in the 
task. When the last load had been deposited at the upper end oi 
the carry, the men threw themselves down on the bank utterly 
weary, and owing to the loss oi sleep the two previous ni : ; 
were soon all sound asleep. In consequence camp was i 
here, and the first comfortable night of the trip passed. In- 
cluding the carry eight miles was the day's advance. 

The twenty-five miles of the next day were made rowing and 
tracking up the Porcupine rapids through a series of small 
one with a little island in the centre deceiving our boy 
awhile into thinking they had reached Gull Island Lake, and 
then up another short rapid at the head of which the party 

Sixteen miles were made next day by alternate rowing and 
tracking, the foot of Gull Island Lake was readied, and aftei 
dinner it was crossed in one and a half hours. Then the h 
iest work of the trip thus far was struck and camp was w lci 
about half way up Gull Lake rapid. Supper was made < V 
goose shot the previous day. It was necessary to do,. ]/ ' 
crews in getting up the latter part of Gull Island rapids, and 
finally a short carry was made just at noon to get clear of them. 
From the fact that the light, beautiful!} modelled beats required 
four men to take them up the rapids we may get some id 
the swiftness of the river as well as the difficulties attend;:,., ti : 
mode oi travelling. As the river in its swiftest parts is nevei 
less than half a mile wide, and averages a mile, it can readily b 
see:: that it is a grand waterway, well deserving its name. 

Nine miles were made this day and camp was reached ai the 
bewnnkm of roimh water on the Horse Shoe Rapid. L 

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first evidence of shoes giving out was seen. Constant u < i 
rough rocks while wet proved too much for - v :n tli - ti 
shoes, and when Gary and Cole returned there was not ! athcr 
enough between them to make one decent shoe. Rai m 
the night uncomfortable, as the light shelter tent let the water 
through very easily and was then of little v:>^. At other tii 
I the tents were very comfortable. Upon arriving at tli - 

selected two men would at once set about preparing the brush 
for beds, pitching the tent, etc., while the other provided wood 
for the camp and for the cook ; in which capacity Cary o 
ated. I cannot do better than use Cary's own words in ref< ■ 
encetohis if humble but essential ministrations." ''Camp cook- 
ing at best is rather a wearing process, but the agonies of a 
man whose hands are tangled up in dough and whom the flies 
becloud, competing for standing room on every exposed portion 
of his body, can be imagined only by the experienced." 

'Idie party believed that a good night's rest was indispensible 
where the day was filled with the hardest kind of labor, and 
spared no pains to secure them. Even on the return Carv and 
Cole, when half starved, stack to their practice of making c< m 
fortable camps, and it is probable that the wonderful way they 
held out under their privations was largely due to this. While 

many in their predicament would have thrown awav their blank- 
ets, they kept them, and on ever}' cold and stormy night con- 
gratulated themselves that they hod done so. 

On Saturday, Aug. 1st, the first accident happened. Track- 
ing on the Horse Shoe Rapids was extremely difficult and 
dangerous. Shortly after dinner a carry was made, taking three 
and a half hours to track out a path up and along a terrace 
about fifty feet high. Shortly after this the boat used by Cary 
and Smith capsized, emptying its load into the river. The 
party were "tracking" at the time, Cole being nearly the length 
of trie tow line ahead, tugging on it, while Cary was doing his 
best to keep the boat off the rocks. At the margin of the swift 
unbroken current there were strong eddies, and in hauling the 
boat around a bend her bow was pushed into one, her slight 
keel momentarily preventing her from heading upstream again, 




and the rush of the water bore her under. At the same ti 
Car}- was carried from his footing and just managed to a 
the line as he came up and escape being borne dowi 
stream. When things were collected and an inv ntory tal 
the loss, it was found to include about one-fourth of the 
visions, the barometer and chronometer rendered useh 
practically lost, measuring chain, cooking i ' ; , rifles \ 

much of the ammunition, axe and small stores, such a 
sugar, coffee, etc. The loss was a severe one, and arose (v^iv, 
failure to fasten the stores into the boats before starting • 
been ordered. I he time given the party for the trip wa. 
short, the distance so uncertain, and the things th y desi t 
have an opportunity to do on the return that would req ii 
comparative leisure were so man)-, that they begrudged the 
few minutes necessary to -properly lash the loads into the 
boats, each time they broke camp; and delay and disast* 
the results. As the day was near!}- spent, ramp was made but 
about a mile from the last, and time used in repairing da 


A very ingenious baker for bread was contrived bv Cole frum 
an empty flour tin, a new paddle made to replace the one lost, 
and a redistribution of the baggage remaining effected. 

In the following five days sixty-six miles were made \ 
few short carries, some rowing and a oood deal o: hard tracl 
Having passed the Mininipi river and rapids, -the latter L 
the worst on the river, the bank furnishing almost no fo> tl 
lor tracking the Mauni rapids were readied and finally at 5 
P. M,, Aug. 6th, the party emerged into Lake Waminikapo. As 
Caiy's journal puts it, here the part}' " first indulged in hilarity. 1 
The hardest part of the work was over and had been dona in 
much less time than had been expected. According to all ac- 
counts the falls should be found '.coy thirty miles be} ond the I 
of the lake, which is forty miles long and good rowing water, ; 
about three weeks time yet remained before the}' were due at 
Rigolette. Added to this a perfeel ummer afternoon, com- 




water, running around the base of a ma 
cent cliff and opening out through a gorge with precipit 
sides, showino a beautiful vista of lake and mountain, with the 


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knowledge of rapids behind and the object ui the trip but a 
short way ahead and easy travelling most c<{ that way, and we 
may readily understand why these tired and travel worn voy- 
agers felt hilarious. Gary says of the scene : ''As we gra I i 
ally worked out of the swift water the terraces of sand and 
stones were seen to give way and the ridges beyond to appr i 
one another and to erect themselves, until at the lake's mouth 
we entered a grand portal between cliffs on either hand b 
ing for hundreds of feet straight into the air. Arid looking be- 
yond and between the reaches of the lake was seen a ribl 
of water lying between steep sided ridges, over the face - i 
which, as we pulled along, mountain streams came pouring." 

One day was used in making the length of the lake, and at 
the camp at its head Young and Smith turned back. A \ i 
badly swelled hand and arm caused by jamming his thumb had 
prevented Young from getting any sleep and threatened speedily 
to become worse. This in connection with the loss of provi 
ions in the upset made it expedient to send the two men back. 
The returning party was given the best boat, the best of th 
outfit and provisions for six days, in which time they could 
easily reach the mouth of the river. Meantime Gary and C 
pushed on into what was to prove the most eventful part of 
their journey. 

The lake is simply the river valley with the terraces cleaned 
out, and was probably made alien the river was much higl 
at a time not far removed from the glacial period. The head 
of the lake is full of sand bars and shoals, much resembling 
the mouth of the river as it opens out into Goose bay. On 
both sides of the lake mountains rise steeply for one thousand 
or twelve hundred feet. Its average width is from two to three 
miles and it has three long bends err curves. Only o ic d< 
valley breaks the precipitous sides, but many streams flow in 
over the ridge, making beautiful waterfalls. 

The river as it enters the lake is about half a mile wide, ; 
s^on increases to a mile. Twenty mac- were made by the ad- 
vance the day the parties separated, and at night, almost 
at the place where the falls were reported, nothing but smooth 



water could be seen for a Ion;.; stretch ahead. Sunday, th< 
twenty-five miles were made, the good rowing con inuin ,b 
lands, and banks over which many cascades tumbled. M< 

the last day's advance in the boats was made, the water becom- 
ing too swift to be stemmed, This day Gary got the sec 
ducking of the trip— -a very good record in view of the roug 
ness of the work and the smallness of the boats. Dun 
and the day previous an otter, a crow and a robin \ er 
As a rule the river was almost entirely deserted by animal 

The next day the boat and the provisions, excepting a six 
days supply carried in the packs, were carefully cached, an 
10:45 camp was left and the memorable tramp began. V 
man. carried about twenty-five pounds. The stream was foll< 1 . 
a short distance, then the abrupt ascent to the plateau climbe* . 
old river beaches being found all the way up. Ascending a 
birch knoll. the river was in view for quite a long distance and a 
large branch seen making in from the west. To the nor' 
highest mountain, in fact the only peak in the vicinity, wa. c 
towering up above the level plateau. Towards this peak, chris 
tened Mt. Hyde, the party tramped, and arriving at the top saw 
the country around spread out like a map. Way oft" towa 
the northwest a large lake was seen from which Grand River 
probably flows, and nearer was a chain of small, shallow and 
rocky ponds. The country is rock}-, covered with deep moss 
and fairly well wooded, with little underbrush. The wood is 
all spruce save in the river valleys where considerable birch is 
mixed in. The black flics were present in clouds, even in the 
strong wind blowing at the top of Mt. Hyde, and made halt for 
rest or any stop whatever intolerable. Leaving the mountain. 
after taking bearings of all the points to be seen, the ; arty 
struck for the river and camped on the bank between the two 
branches coming in from the westward, several miles apart. 
The following day, with faces much swollen from fly bites of 
the day before, the line o\ march was along the banks till 2 V. 
M. when the upper i >rk was reached. 

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The course of the river is southeast. This branch course is 
from the northwest. The main stream turns off sharply to the 

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northeast and after a few miles passes into a deep can < 

tened "Bowdoin Canon," between pr< cipitous walls of archaic 

rock from six hundred to eight hundred feet high. This can 
afterward found to be about twenty-five miles hum and 
in its course. \\\ but few places is the slope such as to pen 
descent to the river bank proper, and the canon is so nan 
and the walls of such perpendicular character, as to mala.- th 
invisible from a short distance. It might truly 1 
covery oi this canon, infinitely grander on account, of its; 
any other known to geology, and surpassed by few in size, i 
most important result of the expedition. Several photo;. 
of it were made, which ware not injured by the exposure t 
wet and rough usage that the camera had to receive duru 
return journey, and alone convey an adequate idea of this n 
wonderful of nature's wonders. 

At night the first camp away from the river was made, on 
the plateau. The two men felt that the next day must be their 
last of advance, so weakened were the}- by the terrible ti i 
ing over deep moss and the per:! ,t< nt bleeding by bl i 
The stock of provisions; too, was running low, and with a ir 
diminishing strength was a warning to turn back that coul 
be neglected. A half dozen grouse, three Canada and three 
rough, had been added to their supplies, but even wit 
meals they could not long stand the double drain upon tl i 

In the morning a high hill was seen, for which they started, 
drawing slightly away from the river. Soon a roar from * 
direction of the river was noticed, which differed from th 
nary roar of the rapids. Altering their course it was found 
roar '* kept away,'"' indicating an unusually heavy sound. Push- 
ing forward, thinking it must be the desired falls, they - m 
came out upon the river bank, with the water at their ! 'el. 
This proved the falls to be below them, and looking d 
could be sen "smoking" about a mile distant. A d is .' t 
pounding had also been felt for some time previous, which f s 
i{<<uY^:d them that the falls were at hand. The roar th 
attracted their attention was of the river running at the | !at< at 


level. At the point they came out upon it, it was ncarl} 
dred yards wide, a heavy boiling rapid. Walki] vn th 

blocks of rock which form the shore, the river appeared t 
row and at 11.45 A - M -> tne Grand falls were first seen. 

After making pictures of the Falls a feeling of reaction 
ifested itself in Cary's physical condition, and lie remark- ' ■ I 
do not wish to go farther, I need sleep." Cole, as ; 
had avoided the wear and anxiety of leadership. His aili 
work at Bowdoin, in throwing the shot and hammer and run- 
ning on the Topsham track, had given him stored en . 
arm and leg. This reserve strength prompted him to 1. 
forward and see more 01 a region new to human eyes. L< . - 
iiig his hatchet with Gary, now rolled up in his blanket, with 
the hope and expectation that on waking he would u:\c the 
same in preparing fuel and cooking supper. Cole pressed for- 
ward into the strange and unknown country three or four miles, 
and then, for a final view of the location, climbed the hi 
tree he could find and from its top surveyed the waste of land 
and river. He stood thus exalted near the center of the vast 
peninsula of Labrador. Four hundred and fifty miles to the 
east lay the wide expanse of Hamilton Inlet. Four hun 
and fifty miles to the north lay Cape Chudleigh, towards \ 
he could imagine the Julia A. Decker, vainly as it proved, p 
ing her figure head through fog and ice. Only six hundred 
miles due south, the granite chapel of Bowdoin College points 
heavenward both its uplifted hands. Four hundred and nft\ 
miles to the west rolled the waves of that great inland ocean, 
Hudson's Bay, into whose depths, Henry Hudson, after his 
penetrations to northern waters above Spitsbergen, aftei 
his pushing along the eastern coast of Greenland, after his 
magnificent and successful exploration of the American o isl 
from Maine to Virginia, penetrating Delaware Bay and Riven 
and sailing up that river crowned by the Talis ad es and the 
bights of the Catskilis, honored with his name and whose waters 
bear the largest portion oi the commercial wealth of our own, 
country; still fascinated by the vision of a northwest pass 
that intrepid explorer penetrated into the waters of the tin- 



wn sea whose waves unseen dash along the coasts of Lab- 
rador from its westward to its northern .shb I Cape Chud- 
igh. All these explorations he accomplished in a sailing ves- 
sel about the size of the Julia A. Decker, the ship "Discov 
of seventy tons. He had wintered at the southern extremity 
of Hudson's Bay surrounded by a mutinous crew. In the 
hardships and suffering of the next season, after he had di\ 
his last bread with his men. in the summer of 1611, while 1 e 
the western coast of Labrabor, half way back to the Straits, 
by an ungrateful crew lie was thrust into a sail boat with his 
son )ohn and five sailors sick and blind with scurvy, and was 
left to perish in the great waste of waters, which, bearing his 
name, is " his tomb and his monument." Cole, with ids mind and 
'• , '. gination filled with these facts, involuntarily took his knife 
and carved his name and the expedition on the upper part of 
the lice which formed his outlook. It might be his monument 

is the Inland Sea was that of Hudson. Then to have th< E 
marked and observable to other eyes, in case other eyes \ ' 

■ ■ that country, he commenced to cut the branches from near 
the top of the tall spruce. He regretted much, the leaving of 
the hatchet with Cary as he was obliged to do the work with 
his knife. It was a slow and laborious job. His imagination, 
as it roamed over the wide land, and his interest in his present 

'fforts.had consumed time faster than he knew, and the slantii g 
rays of the western <un started him with thoughts of Cary and 
supper. It was dark when he reached Cary and h was still 
asleep. The hatchet was idle, and he wished mure than ever 
that his cherts on the branches of the marked Bowdoin Spruce 
td been rendered less laborious and more expeditious by the 
aid vi tiiis, to be hereafter his constant companion and source 
of safety alon^ with another and more diminutive friend, a 

j ocket pistol. 




oner are three hundred and sixteen ieet high, 

just above the river narrow 
to fifty yards 

from two hundred and 
fifty to fifty yards, the water shooting over a somewhat 
gradual downward course and then plunging straight down 
with terrific force the distance mentioned, and with an immense 

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volume. The river is much higher at tim id tl 

be even grander, for while the party ■.■ .■ th re I 

quaked with the shock of the descending str< 

was nearly at its lowest point. At the bo a I 

made by the change of direction of the river fron 

above the falls to nearly east below. The can n 1 ins at 

pool and extends as has been described, with man} I 

windings, for twenty-five miles through archaic rock. 

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the nilis in the wide rapids, the bed was of the same rock, \ 1 

seems to underlie the whole plateau. In 1839, trie falls 

seen by a white man, John McLean, an officer of 1 

Bay Co., while on an exploring expedition in that "; 

terrible wilderness" known as Labrador. His < 

general, but he was greatly impressed with t 

height of the falls, and terms it one of the grandest sp< 

of the world. Twenty years later, one Kenned) - , a 

ploye of the Hudson Bay Co., persuaded an Iroqn 

wins did not share the superstitious dread of them comi 

among the Labrador Indians, to guide him to the tl 

fall and mist}* chasm. He left no account of his visi h 

and in fact, though, one other man reached thei . 

Holmes, an Englishman, made the attempt and f; 

account of the falls has been given to the wo Id 

and Cole made their report. Above the falls as far a 1 

seen, all was white water, indicati ig a fall of ab ml o; hm h 

feet per mile. In the course of twenty-five or thirty n 

is a descent of twelve hundred feet, nearly equal to t 

of the "Height of Land," as the interior pi; I :au of Lai 

is called, which has probably been previously o\ 

The next forenoon was spent in surveying and makii 

measurements could be made in the absence of the instrumei - 

lust in the upset. At noun, after having spent just tv.x: 

four hours at Grand halls, the part}* turned back. I h 

of having succeeded, made ch.stance si ter and fat: 

easily borne, so they travelled as ng at a rattling pace, s 

ing at times and little thinking of the disastei that h 

them. Camp was made on the river bank, beneal 

terraces which lined both sides. 

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Saturday Aug. 15th, the inarch back t LI >at each- was 
resumed. Towards night, as they appr >ached the place, smoke 
v is seen rising from the ground, and fearing evil, tin men I 
into a run during the last two miles. As Care'- journal puts it: 

"We arrived at our camp to find boat and stores burnt and 
the fire still smoking and spreading. Cole arrives first, and as 
J. come thrashing through the bushes he sits on a rock mi 

; some burnt hour, lie announces with an unsteady voi 
■Well, she's gone; We say not much, nothing that indicates 
oerit courage, but go about to end what we can in the wreck, 
and pack up for a tramp down river. In an hour we I 
picked out everything useful, including my money, nails, thread 
and damaged provisions, and are on the way down rivei hopii 
to pass the rapids before dark, starling at 5." 

Their position was certainly disheartening. They wer 
hundred and fifty miles from their nearest cache, and nearly 
three hundred from the nearest settlement, already go 
used up, needing rest and plenty of food ; in a conn-ay that I : 
bade any extended tramping" inland to cut oil corners, on a 
river in most places either too rough for a rah or with too slug- 
fish a current to make rafting pay; and above ail, left 
:■: stock of food comprising one quart of good rice, broi 
back with them, three quarts of mixed meal, burnt flour and 
burnt rice, a little tea, one can of badly dried tongue, and one 
can of baked beans that were really improved by the fire. .\< : 
to this some three dozen matches and twenty-five cartridges. 

\ blankets and what things they had on the tramp to the : 

and the list of their outfit, with which to cover tiie three hun- 
dred miles, is complete. There was no time to be wasted, u 
that same nieht six miles were made before camping. I'he 

I next day the battle for life began. It was decided that ai ; 

I game or other supplies humd on the way should be used 

I liberally, while those with which they started were husbanded. 

This day several trout were caught, line and hooks being ; 1 . 
of each man's outfit, and two square meals enjoyed, v 
proved the last for a week. A rah was made that would not 
float the men and .baggage, and being somewhat discouraged 





on the subject of rafting by the failure, another was n t Lh 
attempted, and the men continued tramping. Pol 
river, they found its general course between the rapid 
Lake Wanimikapo, S. S. E. During part of that da 

the next, they followed in the track of a large panther, L 
not get in sight of him. Acting on the principle that they 
should save their strength as much, as possible, camp- were 
gone into fairly earl)' and were well made ; and this ni 
spite of the desperate straits the)- were in, both men enjo\ . 
most delightful sleep. 

After this some time every morning wa ; v lally occupied in 
mending shoes. All sort of devices were resorted to to 
the last bit of wear out of them, even to shifting from n lit b 
left, but finally Cole had to make a pair of the nondescripts 
from the leather lining of his pack, which lasted him to tht 
vessel. Cranberries were found during the dav and at M 
vals during the tramp, and were always drawn upon for a i 
About two quarts were added to the stock of provision, and 
many a supper was made oil a red squirrel and a pint of 51 

Wednesday, the 19th, another raft was made, which, tool ' 
party into the lake. Tins was more comfortable than tra ;kh 
yet the}' were in the water for several hours while on the raft. 
which was made by lashing two cross-pieces about four feet 
long on the ends of five or six logs laid beside each other ; 
from twenty to thirty feet long, all fastened with roots, and hav- 
ing a small pile- of brush to keep the baggage dry. Ti 
water of the lake made the raft useless, even in a fresh, i 1 
breeze, and so this one was abandoned two miles down, and the 
weary tramping again resumed. Fortunately the water - 
low that advantage could be taken oi' the closel\- overgrown 
shore by walking on the lake bed. and far better progress was 
made owing to the firmer footing. Three days were used in get 
ting down the lake, during which time but one fish, a pick 
was caught, where they had expected to i ud an abundance. 

At the foot of the lake, tracks were seen, which itwasth 
might be those of hunters. It was learned later that the}- were 



more probably tracks of Bryant's and Kena toi ty, who 

were following them up and probably had been passed on the 
opposite side of the lake, unnoticed in the heavy rain of tin 
preceeding day. Some bits of meal that bad been ' ov n away 
were picked up and helped to fill the gap, now becoming 
long, between square meals. Supper on this day is m 
Gary's journal because they "feasted on three squirrels." Hav- 
ing gotten out of the lake into rapid water, trout was o 
caught, and as on the following day, Sanaa}', the 23d, a bear's 
heart, liver, etc., was found, and later several fish caught. The 
starvation period was over. 

In the afternoon another raft was built and the next day car- 
ried them five miles down to the last cache. Though so terribly 
used up that the odd jobs connected with making and breaking 
camp dragged fearfully, and each day's advance had to be made 
by pure force of will, the men felt that the worst was over and 
their final getting out of the woods was a matter of time m I . 
At this cache, also, a note from Young and Smith was found an- 
nouncing their passage to that point all right and in less time 
than expected, so they had drawn no supplies from the stock 

Tuesday, the 2$th. — The day, by the way, that the Julia 
Decker and part}' arrived at Rigolette according to plans, ex- 
pecting to find the whole Grand River part}', and instead foi I 
only Young and Smith, who had been waiting there about a 
week. Raiting was continued in a heavy rain down to the 
Mininipi Rapids over which the rah was nearly carried against 
the will of the occupants. At the foot of these rapids a thirty 
mile tramp was begun, the raft that had earned them so well for 
forty-five miles being abandoned, which took them past the 
Horse Shoe and Gull Island Rapids and occupied most of the 
two following days. The tracking was fair, and as starva 
was over puretty good time was made. 

Thursday, the 27th. — A rah was made earl}' in the mornii ; 
that took them by the Porcupine Rapids and landed them 
safely, though well soaked, at the head of the first falls. Cam:.; 
was made that night at the hrst cache below the falls, forty 
miles havinsf been covered daring the day. 


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Friday, they fully expected to reach Joe Michelin's I 

and get the relief that was sadly needed, but as the neces.: 
for keeping up became less imperative, their \veakn< 
to tell on them more. Care's shoes became so bad 
going barefoot was preferable, except over the sharpest i 
and Cole's feet had become so sore that as a last resort his coat 
sleeves were cut oil and served as a cross between 
and boots. They were doomed to disci] . i tin t, ; 
and compelled to camp at nightfall with four or five miles 
travelling and the wide river between them and the house. 
Fires were made in hopes of attracting the trapper's atten : 
and inducing him to cro- ; the river in his boat, but as they lear 
the next day, though they were seen, the dark rainy night 
vented his going over to find out what the}' meant. The 
shot cartridge was used that night on a partridge, cad the red 
squirrels went unmolested thereafter, lids last shot d,. 
more than a passing notice. In one sense these shot cartri ! 
for Cole's pistol were their salvation. Just before th 
tion started from Rockland it was remarked in conversati 
that the boat crew under DeLong, in the ill-fated exp did 
the " Jeanette", met their death by starvation in the d I 
the Lena, with the exception of two, Naros and Xinderm 
simply because their hunter, Naros, had only a rifle with 
cartridges, the shot guns having bee.; left on board the "Jea- 
nette;" that on the delta there was quite an abundance of 

small birds which it \ 

as almost impi tbi to kill bv a bub 

and even when killed by a lucky shot, little was led of th 
Cole was impressed by these facts and upon inquiring ascer- 
tained that the pistol shot cartridges ordered by the expediti 
had been overlooked. He energetically set about supplying the 
lack, and after persistent search, almost at the last hour, 
ceeded in finding a small stock in the city, which he bought out. 
To the remnant of this stock which escaped the fire at 1 
Cache camp, as has been said, is die escape of Care 
from starvation largely due. 

The value of these cartridges had day by day, oi\ the weary 
return from Grand Fall-, become more and more appar i 





• owner. At tin.- discharge of the last one, the parti-' 
fell not to the ground, but flew to another and remote ch 
of spruces. To this thicket Cole hastened and o d watching 
to discover his bird. Gary came up and after waiting a littl 
while, said, "It is no u-e to d :iay longer, time is t< o preci< i 
The value of this last cartridge forced Cole to linger, lie was 
reluctant to admit it was wasted. In a few minutes he '■ 
something fall to the ground, he knew not what: it was, but 
with eager steps pressed towards the place, and when near it a 
slight flutter and rustling of wings led him to discover the par- 
tridge, uninjured except that one leg was broken ; that by faint- 
ness or inability to hold its perch with one foot it bad fallen to 
the ground. The darkness and rain of that night then closing 
around them * were rendered less dark and disagreeable by tht 
assurance that kind Providence showed its hand when the help; 
of an unseen power was needed to deliver them from the 
of the unknown river. It rained hard all the next forenoon, 
and as the river was rough, the men stayed in camp, ho] 
Joe would come across, until noon, when a start was m 
the house. A crazy raft took them across the river, the < 
at times near'}' washing owr them, and keeks.-, >-;; A m 
side, the\- started on the last tramp 01 the trip, which the 
and thick underbrush, together with their weakened con 
made the worst o\ the trip. About 3 P. M., they struck a 
path, and in a few minutes were once more under a roof and 
their perilous journey was practically done. 

Seventeen days had been u>cd in making the throe hundred 
miles, all but about seventy-five of which were covered afoot. 
When they came in, besides the blankets, cooking tins and - 
struments, nothing remained of the outfit with which ' y 
started on the return except three matches and one ball : 
ridge for the revolver, which, in Cole's hands, had prove< tl ir 
main stay from absolute starvation. The following day, Sun- 
day, after having had a night's rest in dry clothes and two civi- 
lized meals, foe took them to Northwest River, where 
McLaren, the factor of the Hudson Bay Company's p 
showed them every kindness till a boat was procured t 





them to Rigolette. A storm and rain, catching them on a 
shore and giving the already exhausted men one 
with fortune to get their small vessel in*o a position of j I 
made a fitting end to their experiences. 

Tuesday at 4 p. j\L, they reached the schoonei and their : 1 
ney was done. Amid the banging of guns and rifles, y< 
delight and echoes of B-O-W-D-O-I-N flying over the hills, 
the\ 7 clambered over the rail from, the boat that had beei 
to meet them and nearly had their arms wrung off in congratu- 
lations upon their success, about which the very first questions 
had been asked as soon as they came within hearing. i 
were nearly deafened with exclamations that their appearance 
called out, and by the questions that were showered on t] 
At last some order was restored, and after pictures had I 
made of them just as they came aboard, dressed in sealskin 
tassock, sealskin and deerskin boots and moccasins, with whicn 
they had provided themselves at Northwest River, ragged rem- 
nants of trousers and shirts, and the barest apologies for hats, 
they were given an opportunity to make themselves coml 
able and eat supper, and then the professor took them into the 
cabin to give an account of themselves. It was many days be- 
fore their haggard appearance, with sunken eyes and dark 
beneath them, and their extreme weakness disappeared. 

The return trip of Young and Smith from Lake Waminil 
who reached Rigolette Aug. 18th, was made in five days to X- 
west River, and after resting two days, in two more to Rig 
Their trip was comparative!)- uneventful. At the foot of Gull 
Island Lake they met Bryant and Kenaston, who with their 
part}' of Indians were proceeding very leisurely and apparent!}" 
doing very little work themselves. At their rate oi prog] 

ever reachec 


seemed to our party very doubtful if th 
falls. They had picked up, in the pool at the loot of the firs' 
falls, one of the cans of flour lost in the upset, some fifty o\- six- 
ty miles up the river, with its contents all right, and strange : d sa\ 
not a dent in it, and returned it to Smith and Young when they 
metthem. That night, with the assistance .of the officers and 
passengers of the mail steamer, which lay alongside ot us, a 

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jollification was held. Our return race to Bal Harbor, tin 
last concert of the Glee Club in Labrador waters, the exciting 
race over the gulf with the little Halifax trader, tl 1 -!■■ with 
the elements getting into Canso, the sensation of a return to 
civilization and heartv reception at Halifax, and greeting at 
Rockland, must remain for another letter. 

Jonathan p. Cili.i 

The Bugler. 





There was a time, way back in 'sixty-two, 
When Johnny Rebs and even Beys in Blue 
Objected to the notes the bugle sent 
J To 'wake each corps, brigade and regiment 

Before day dawned,-- -then through the morning mist 

The w-car-/ soldier.-, reused from dreaming, hissed 

Their words of wrath and vengeance on my head 

With — *' : Damn that Bugler! " i% Shoot the Bugler dead '. I! 

But, since those days of war and war's alarms 

That broke your rest while sleeping on your arms, — 

The dram's tattoo, the bugle's blast you fear 

No more. With willing hearts you come to hear 

Those old notes sou, ml again. You come to see 

The bugle that rang out the " Reveille,'' 

-<• To Horse," the " Trot," the " Gallop " and the (i Charge." 

When clashing squadrons, fighting o'er the large 

Virginia vales where placid waters ran. 

Drove out the Rebel hordes, with gallant Sheridan. 

The war has ceased; and now in peaceful balls 

I'm called upon to sound the bugle calls. 

I, too, shall "cease; but not, I pray, until 

Some veteran's son ami grandson learn* to trill 

This bugle's call "To Arms," and " Coots and Saddles" 

'Till every foe to flag and peace "' skedaddi ■ 

To that " last ditch," designed of old by fate, 

Where Gabriel's (resurrection) Trump shall never penetrate. 



No more we answer '• Surgeon's Call " for pitls 

And whiskey to keep ofi the ague's chills; 

No more we fight for harcl-tack and for glory; 

No more the daily " Roll Call" inventory; 

No weary, midnight picket path we walk; 

No more the sergeant orders " No back tal 

Each veteran now may have his own sweet way. 

While captains listen, privates have their say 

About the war. How General Soand-So 

Was flanked or whipped for being much too ■' - 

When Southern troops came bounding through the pines 

Like beasts of prey, and doubled up our lines. 

No "Stables," "Guard Moi nt, ! •' Drill " or "Dress Par; :., 

Nor scout, nor sly guerrilla, nor the raid. 

No" Fours Right Wheel," " March," " Forward,' 1 :; Guide Left, 
No hissing bullets, shells, nor screaming shot, 
Except in dreams now fading fast away, 
Of bloody fields and mingling blue and grey. 
But, while I live and strength of will remains 
To give this bugle its accustomed strains, 
Those strains that roused you, veter ins, in the field, 
To stand tor equal rights a living shield — 
Its echoing notes your memories shall renew 
From sixty-one until the grand review, 
Whore elbows touched and troops rode boot t i boot, 
Triumphant 'neath the flag that South and North solute. 
New York, "May 2Slh, 1892. 

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The Country for Which You Fought. 




Dear Comrades — Since the April Call left the hands of 1 
printer it has been my good fortune to take a ride aero: tl 
great and glorious country of ours, each way. Having enj< . 
the journey I propose to give you some account of the seen 

pleasures incident to such a trip, 

as well as some idea, if I can, 

of the extent and greatness of this country for which you foi 
and for which our loved comrades gave their lives, that you 
may, perhaps, realize more than ever before something of 1 
great and grand this country is, and how well worth}- it 
the sacrifices made for it. In February last the Rhode I 
Press Association did me the honor, to select me a delegat 
the National Editorial Association, which held its annual 
ing in San Francisco in May. At first I regarded their ,F 
tion as an empty honor, as there then seemed about as mu 
possibility of my flying as of my paying a visit to Cain 
but fortunately matters personal took such a tarn Fiat it be i 
possible for me to make the journey, and I did not deem it wi 
to let so favorable an opportunity pass by, especially as 1 
able to take with me my oldest son, Edward P. Tobie, Jr.. Presi- 
dent of the Sons of the First of Maine, the Pawtucket c 
spondent and agent of the Providence Evening News. 
' Qn the morning of the sixth of May we left our hoir 
Pawtucket, and in the afternoon took passage in the \ 
Monmouth." at the Fitchburg depot in P 
Ion and Fitchburg and (hand i i 

other dek . 




for Chicago, via the 15 

railroads. In this car were more thai 

from Massachusetts and Connecticut, with their wives, da 





ters and 



- : na sons. And right here, before ! for,,. ;, - ■ 
eartily and sincerely thank R e; r, ' f ' lvi 

''««, Boston, for mWf^hT-T 80 ' the J amai " ' 

■----^etaikof :i ' i c "^"r 1, 

to the Boston and l-';- - ' S ° w,sh to cxterid ' 

ftous.nd mi |« , J Z r ° T ,° Uf ff0ndCrful ^ ° f S ' 
oftherideo • an " t : L ,mC ' h .° pC to ^ J""" some acc, 
of f H , - .. ' • , scener ->" alon g these railroads, as , 
-ted The Pullman and ^ 

companies, too 

^^ru^tr'n*' '™"^ >■■■■•■■ 

me union lactic, Chicao-n i„j v, <, 
and Southern CiM, v ■, , 1,ca t=° and Aorthwestern, 

which 1, as TnaSt° a . S ' ^ C ° UrtCsie Wnd " ' 
'" U " ahlt ° ac «pt. But more than ail, 1 , ; 

.; ';.;, thank J. M. Page of Jerseyville, IT, C( 
y: spending secretary of the National Editoi 


,-yyf Assocation, for courtesies, for advice, and fo, 

;V O h 'f successful preparations for the trip, and I 

M . -'--." rej °' Ce tnat h,s sen ' k <-s ''n this line were reco- 

, K ; - , ™ ed %^ "nanimous re-election to that 

, v^' , n ° 5C Wh ° f ° IIowed the instruction* in 

his " ''"le book " found themselves ,„uch ', ■ • 
prepared for the pleasures of the journey and much less f 
from care, anxiety and "running around," than did those who 
thought they already "knew it all" and "took their chances " 

I ne pa-e.gers in the "Monmouth" were all strange,; to 
«e,btt I found some commonable spirits among them, and 
d.d not get very lonesome. One of the Connecticut m, was 


s tor a whn 

an old army comrade, and we revived' old m 

in the evening and again the next day. The old soldier "you 

■now us never lonesome when with a comrade, even thou h 
that comrade served with another army. 

T ^. fi f " lght in a sIee P in S ca '' is not generally considered a 
goodmght for rest and sleep, and this one was no except,'. 


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But we managed to get some sleep. We reached Mia 

in the morning, walked across the famous sus] n bri< 

for the sake of a more satisfactory look at the falls an ' a 
whirlpool rapids, and then stood on foreign soil. We had a 
sort of breakfast, or rather lunch, at the C; i " m lunch coun- 
ter, where were served the sickliest-looking baked b 'an 
seen by a New Englander- — beans that would have made 
of you comrades growl at the hungriest time you saw ] 
the whole four years' service. We had to traverse one hu 
and eighty-three miles of Her Majesty's dominions before we 
were again in our own country, and to me that seemed longer 
than the ride over the desert, as I fell further from home while 
out from under the stars and stripes. We obtained glance- of 
Lakes Erie and Ontario, and felt tiie breezes from Lake 
Huron, but were glad when we crossed the line and were once 
more in the United Slates. We came through the tunnel un- 
der, the river at Sarnia, as we had through the Hoosac moun- 
tain, and I was unable to realize any difference in the sensation 
of having a mountain on top, or a large river flowing over 
At Port Huron most of the part}' set their watches back one 
hour to keep with the railroad time, having crossed one of the 
dividing lines, but I kept the eastern time, as I did through the 
whole trip, thus having to figure up what time it was ev< ry tim 
1 looked at the watch. 

We arrived at Chicago in the evening and drove at once to 
the Auditorium Hotel, which was the headquarters of the 
association in that city. Chicago is a great city. There isn't 
any doubt of that. It is big enough to have the World's Fair 
and ought to have it. I am aware that such a statement is 
treason in the eastern States, but the fact remains the same. 
Ed. and I started oat on that Sunday morning to look it over. 
During the forenoon Ed. thought it was quite a village, but 
somehow it did not seem like Chicago — not as he expected to 
find it from his ideas formed from reading and hearing about 
it — but before night it came nearer ins expectations. We found 
uood wide, level, straight streets, crossing each other at right 




angles, and plenty of large and tall buildings, towering 
fifteen, sixteen, seventeen and even twe ity stori« : ' 
the famous Ames building in Boston, with its thirteen 
looked low, in the mind's eye, compared with them. \\ " 
cable cars with good service and enjoyed riding on thai 
ways preferring the front seat as best for sight-s< ' 
it was very windy and dusty, and I began to unci, .. I 
Chicago is called the " windy city." We found i n 
day papers— -thirty-six, forty-four and forty-eight p 
wondered if any one ever read them all. We didn't ; r 
read them, or even to look over them— life is too short- 
sent some to friends at home that trie}- might rea d if they 
chose. We found that the people o'[ Chicago understand h 
benefit of advertising, and know how to advertise to catch t 
eye and the pocket. Some of the dead walls and fences ' 
covered with exceedingly catching, ads. We found n 
iugs going up on which the work was in progress on the i i 
and outside at once — on the inside before even the walls of tin 
first story were completed— and then thought we were ' 
ning to understand how the city grows so fast and fo^ i 
ings go up so quickly. We passed the building then in p 
of erection for the Democratic National Convention. Whi 
walls of this building were but partial!) up, the floor \:r 
the balcony well under way, and the platforms for the seat 
in place and partially completed. This was a new idea, but 
I think we took in the lesson. 

We visited the grounds where the World's fair is to be and 
for the first time realized something of the immensity of tin 
undertaking, for the first time had the thought that we wante< 
to go to the fair. Though the building- for the various d 
mentswereby no means completed, enough had been done t • 
show that the arrangement of the grounds, the size and ■: in- 
struction of the buildings, everything, will make an exhibit! 
that will be well worth a \dsit oi air; Am :rican riti n - 
worthy o( the city of Chicago, of the country, and 
event of which it is in commemoration. I hah an 
ant though funny experience here. At one point it 

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necessary to cross a canal,, over which a ten p ry bridge 
had been built by placing a single planl from one 
shore to a horse in the centre of the canal and ai 
plank from there to the other shore. Tins horse i 
on a flat boat, and the wind blew so strongly and the waves ran 
so high (it was close to the lake) that there was too much 
tion to the planks for my equilibrium. Ed. went across 
right, but when I reached the centre and was standing directly 
over the boat, I found myself .very dizzy — actua I; 
only think of it, seaside in the World's Fair grounds — and 1 
was obliged to crawl to shore on my hands and knees,while Ed. 

stood and laughed at me. The waters of 1. 

•iichigan best 

against the shore as heavily as do the waters of the ocean at 
Portland, throwing the spray high in the air, and we watched 
the breakers for some time with a new idea of the force of the 
lake waters. 

One thing surprised us in Chicago, viz., that the reside] I 
of the city know so little about it. We were in the vicinity of 
South Park and wished to make it a visit. Five different resi- 
dents, whom we met at or near their homes, located it in as 
man)" directions, and yet it was only a very short distance away 
from where they then were. The only man who knew anything 
about it, or who could or would tell anything definite about it. 
w a s a c r o s s - 1 o o k i n g c a r c o n d u c to r w h o m I ha d s e t d o v ' n as as o r t 
of gruff specimen of humanity but whose rough '■ >okn [ ex n • 

we found during our travels a handsome large building. It 
was not until we inquired of the tenth man that we learned that 
it was the city and count}' building, known as "the twins." and 
yet all of whom we asked had the appearance of being resi I > 
of Chicago. Another large, handsome building, evidently 
public building, we were unable to learn the name or List 
until the next day, when we found it was the Post office. 

.Monday morning we paid our first visit to an old friend, for- 

ofLewiston — Duncan D. Garcelon — and aftei 


questions and answers about iriends, he took us over to t! 
Board of Trade. We had heard this institution given all sorts 



of names indicating turmoil and confusion, yet were nol 
prepared for what we saw and h< I tli re. In o 
the room were seventy-live to a hundred m< i, i • •.. 
men, shouting and gesticulating like so many m 
neither the shouts nor the gesticulations could we und 
It required but a few moments explanation by our frien . 
mysteries of on^ finger, two fingers, five fingers, ten - 
etc., and of the palm of the hand turned outwai 
enable us to have some idea of what was going on, . 
looked with astonishment to see ten, twenty-five and e 1 
tb .■■■and bushels of wheat bought and sold by the wav< 
hand. It was interesting to watch this proceeding, but at die 
same time we were inclined to feel somewhat overcome b 
magnitude oi the rapid transactions. W'c watched thi 
ring for some time — long enough to see more wheat !• 
and sold than there is in the whole country — and there 
strange fasi [nation in it. It was noticeable that most ol ! 
men thus c^i\i^cd were young men, and they purchaj :d • 
posed of thousands of bushels as nonchalant!)- as two 
would swap marbles. At times the price would take a si 
rise or fall, and then the excitement grew intense until \v< 
understand the remark oi a very much interested spec 
•■ 1 don't wonder thru they are all young men-- a man coul 
live long in that business—I don't want any of it." There \ . 
similar scenes in the corn and pork rings, but business was not 
as brisk there, 

We also visited the top of the tower oi the Auditorium 
Hotel — the highest tower in the city — and from ther I 
tine view oi the city, which intensified the belief in the ex] 
sion used once before, "Chicago is a big cay." Both oi u 
inclined to consider Chicago the one city in the country 
realb" worth living in. There wa m< i iii about it which 

captivated ns, and we were ready to sett's down an ' i ■ 
main there — after the journey was over. 

: a ass pR] ?ox. 

In the afternoon, by the courtesy of the managers, we 
ed the old "Libbv Prison," which has been taken from 



mond to Chicago and placed on exhibition. J vi il ;d this place 
hesitatingly. I was inclined to think it a mi '■• to 
this relic of the war in this manner, as I thought it might " - 
a tendency to keep alive the memories and hatreds 01 the war," 
now so long gone by. This feeling fled entire!}' before th 
was over, and I felt that it was well to have it pn I as a 

testimony to the heroism, fidelity, patience and long-suffei ' 
the brave men of the north, and as an incentive to patrioti m I i 
all, especially the young, who shall visit it. As for its u k 
alive the hatreds of the war," you know, comrades, thai there 
was never any ill feeling between the brave boys in blue and 
the equally brave boys in gray; yon remember our friendly 
confabs and our friendly trades with the "Johnnies" on picket ; 
some of you will remember, as do I, that even whan prisoners 
of war we were well treated as long as we were in the han Is of 
the enemy's soldiers. There never was airy hatred between the 
soldiers of the two armies and therefore none can be kept alive 
or resuscitated. We respected them for their bravery, then 
courage, their fidelity to what they firmly believed was right, 
and they respected us in like manner. Each knew, too well, alas ! 
that the other was brave. 

Some of you, perhaps, may fancy my feeling- as I stood 
near the end of the building, and looking up, as 1 did in June, 
1863, saw, as I did then, the s k? n > " S. Libby & Son, Grocers 
and Shin Chandlers." It looks just as it did then. Then 1 
was wounded and lain e and a prisoner about to be confined 
within the building's walls. I had been limping through the 
streets of Richmond, with my wounded comrades, with a sink- 
ing heart, and only realized that the prison was reached as we 
halted and I read the sign. How that sign staved at me as 1 
stood there in pain and fear and dread. How my thoi 
went back to that June day of 1863, as I again read the same 
sign on this lovely day of May, 1892, and how all the scenes 
of the old days came up before me. But I will not weary 

your patience by going overtnem : 

ow. We passed insi 

building and registered. Do you, comrades, who visited the 
prison as involuntary guests during the war, remember how 




you were there registered? The prison is full of \va 
every conceivable kind, which it would be worth a day i . 
one's time to examine, but 1 had no taste or time for v-.- 
There is a large picture portraying the tunnel by which 
of our boys escaped from the prison, and one of th( 
who then escaped was explaining it, but that was of no ii 
to me. Straight up stairs I went, interested to see if m i 
served me rightly as to the location of the room in which I 
was confined. If it did, I knew I should recognize a? 
saw it, the very spot where I laid my head while sleepii 
prison in 1863, and that there would be no doubt about ii 
My memory did serve me rightly. Not in the first room, 
the second, did I find anything that looked natural, but in t 
fourth-— there was the place, with all the surroundings — the 
door, the window, the stairway, the hatchway (then used I 1 
sanitary purposes), everything just as I remembered it. J 
a moment it seemed as if I had been away from the room < tly 
long enough to have it cleaned up. Comrades, do you I 
me that as I stood there, gazing upon the very place -■ 
my body \'^y so long ago and under such circumstances, * : 
very place where my head lay upon, the window sill, as the 
old memories came rushing back— -do you blame me that I was 
overcome by my emotions and my eyes fdled with tears?- I >o 
you know that I am proud of those tears? Do you know at 
that moment, as the old scenes came up before me as vivi :: 
as they could under no other circumstance , that I was 
than ever proud that I tried to do my whole duty, with 3 
in those stirring days? Do you wonder that as 1 stood 
and thought of the comrades who were there with me so I 
ago, of the thousands of other comrades who were ther 
all the comrades who bore a noble part for country's sake in 
that dark time, do you wonder that I experienced a chai 
heart, and believed that it is a good thing to haw the old Lil 
Prison thus preserved, with all its unpleasant memories? 1 
can not tell all my thoughts a- I stood there in the old 
but some of you at least will understand them. And \ 

Ed realized' something of them, and obtained a cleai 

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what war means than ever before. After my pilgrii i i to this 
spot, I had no heart to gaze at the thou tnd o1 
stored in the prison, but we came away, each of us filled 
new emotions — each of us, I trust, better citizens for thi I 
visit. And even now, as 1 write, though 1 have seen vei n 
interesting tilings and strange scenes since this visit, I find my 
eyes again filling with tears as I think of it, and the visit to the 
old prison is among the most vivid recollections of the 


With letters from home and friends to cl 
us on our way, we left Chicago at nightfal c ! 
Monday, Ma}/ ninth, taking passage in i' 1 "- 
man car Essex, which car was destined to be 
our home for nearly three weeks, and three 
weeks of wondrous travel, sight seeing and 
^■er^^^/vvT.-'v enjoyment. It was not a handsome car ; ■ ^. lee. not the 1 a te s t i in p rove m en ts ; its accomm »cl - 
tions were scanty ; the only place that could be utilized I 
smoking room was the small room where the porter slept, i 
which two could smoke comfortably and into winch four i 
squeeze by bidding good bye to comfort ; it w as old and weather 
beaten and out of date; it rattled and shook so that writin 
impossible and very le-x letters were written while it was in mo- 
tion ; it was an uncomfortable car, anyway, and the porter was as 
uncomfortable as the car ; yet that car carried us safely for nearly 
three weeks, giving us a glorious ride, such as we never had be- 
fore — probably never will have again — so I have only good 
words for the old rattletrap of a thing, and pleasant memories 
of the many days we shook and swayed and lurched and rocked 
over the country in it. The passengers on the Essex w i 
follows : 

Mrs, E. Jeannette Abbott and husband, Chicago. 111.. Elite 


Col. and Mrs. Jolw 

. Bundv, Chicago, A< . / uos j uic 

6 A 


/ ohn H - Campbell and wife, Phcnix, R. 1., /■,,.,,,,,, , 

™ £S ,, - Ca ; t 'e a »<> wife, Sandwich, 111., IllinoU Suffraecis, 
J™™ L Uusenbcrry and broth,,, Chicago, Oi/« , ' 

till S 1\ t 70S. 

Irving A. Ewing, Monmouth, 111., Daily Review 

r j ' 1 ; G!ln,0 ; e a " d wife, ^esv Orleans, La., 5«««r A . ' 

farm journal. 

Ida A. Harper, Indianapolis, Ind., N nv » 

B 15. Herbert and ivife, Chicago, National Journalist 

Mrs. E. Heron, Chicago, Home lr' 

Caroline A. Huling, Chicago, Justitia. 

? larl " A - Lee > ^"vtucket, R. J., fc, :/ ,- flwrf CVW,/,. 

'° m V - Keal aild wife, Dyersburg, Tenn., Stat, Gazette 

Mrs. Sarah Wilder Pratt, Chicago, 77« CW/™ J„; 

George C. Rankin, Monmouth, 111., Republic* 

•orge A. Smith and wife, Woonsockct, R. I., £«,„•„.- R e . 



Cora L. Stockham and mother, Chicago, /w,*^r,,„ J. 

7/r. ° 

Edward P - Tobie and son. Pawtucket, R. ]., First Ma 


Kate Will, Chicago, Journal of Industrial Education 
Gcor - e °- ^Hard and daughter, Providence, R. J., }-,;,■ 



VV. Bent Wilson and wile, La Fayette, Ind., Mcrni 

Ihese were our fellow passengers during the 
nous ride, and a right jovial part}- it proved 
ming from several states though 
■y\ ^1 did, and being to a large extent strangers t 
(y / ■'.' ;, ; other though they were, the)- got soon r 
<:''■■ . : ^ ^ clown into pleasant traveliingcompanionsliip, and 
'^^WJ^v&v^ it is probable there was no other car in the 
*- *• "b^ut. three trains which carried the excursionists 
across the country in which the relations of the occu] 
were more pleasant, or in which there was more real t 

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< ' ment of the ride and real fun. Verily, : - 

"-, a pleasant party the Essex carried. We 
now on the Atchison, Tope] t and . . 
railroad, and in the immediate charge of 

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- ■' .5) panv, who tilled the bill to pcrfectio 
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** \ : % [-: v i was not: only gentlemanly and courteous al- 

ff.BEXTAv11.s03r. ways, but efficient, and his presence as 

as his supervision added greatly to the pleasure and suo ■ 

of the iournev over this road. 

\ ' '^/ 1 //^A\ ert E, Breder, passenger a; I : tl ' 


We were barely outside of Chicago when the engine b 
derailed and we lost an hour or two. This accident, we foi 
was a precautionary measure. Ed, who was on the trip for 
what he could see and learn, and whose eyes were always ■ | 
promptly investigated the matter, and learned that we were 
the grade crossing of another railroad, and 
that the switch was so constructed that when 

a train was going over the crossing on one 

-oad there was no possibility of a train on 

the other road attempting to do the sam 
thins: and thus colliding. The last train there, 
if the engineer didn't see the signal in time 
to stop it, must run oil the track. J hat w - 
our case exactly. By running off the track we had avoided 
collision, with all the word means. I was somewhat amu: 
few days later at hearing the accident spoken oi as a 
interposition of Divine Providence in behalf ot this part}, , h 
I knew that the Divine Providence part was in put into tl 

minds of the railroad company to adopt this precaution, no 
behalf of this particular part}-, but in behalf of all pass 
on the road. 

'Hie first night in the Essex was not a particularly c< - 
able one. We had not become Used to our new' qua-... 
it was virtually the first night in the sleeper for al 
reallv so for most of us. We got up Tuesday morning in 



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the best oi humor, and found we \ I i 
behind time, having had to run very can 
on account: of a superabi of rain, brii 

ing a flood. And we drag I aloi I 
the same reason, finally being obliged to 
the road and take another one on accoui I 
large rock having been washed down up< 
track. All through the i V 

were evidences of the heavy rains and of then effects up m 
the railroad and upon the country. In the morning we p 
Medille, the scene of an accident the previous week, and 
saw the wrecked cars lying by the side of the road, 
the debris generally. We crossed the repaired bridge, the 
unusual number of supports giving me a feeling of insc : 
by their very number instead a sense oi safety. We were per- 
fectly content to lose time all day long in the interest of 
and we could see the need of it. Being so much wa r I 

was little else to see. Being lie hind time we p^-,-^ 

were late at the dining stations, and thos< o 
us who were not provided with lunch baskets 
had little to eat, and that at irregular times. r- - - <c 
In spite of all there discomforts the passengi , 
on the Essex did not become down-hearted. 
We spent the time in getting acquainted with 
each other, and the time did not drag as did 
the train. Yet we were all happy when tin- 
train rolled into Kansas City nine or ten hours late. 

The first thought on arriving at Kansas City was a goods* 
meal. This Ed and I found at a restaurant near the depot and 1 
enjoyed it hugely — though perhaps not so much as I did a cer- 
tain supper of fried ham and sweet potatoes once upon a ti 
the result of a foraging expedition while on one o\ Sheri 
raids. This attended to we had a bit of stroll around the city, 
to improve the little time we had there. We found [ 
City a wonderful place for "getting up stairs." It seemed 
if we could get nowhere without climbing stairs, and rem 
ably lone flights too. Ed and 1 took a cable car ride thr 




n '■>? 

/^rWiW tnc C *W sizing U P tne widi . 

V ; t- : ^i an ^ ^ ie substantial looking bi . and 

7 ^ NjJJ becoming very well pleased with the city. 

|# ^§' ■ J But our pleasure was somewhat nr 

>&.x x^i^tf finding ourselves on the wrong car, with scant 

1^/2/,'- AsJ time to set to the depot, having cone oul i . 


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our way in our ignorance of trie 
lines. Then we found, that it was quite 
to go downstairs in a hurt)" as to go up, and there seemed 1 I 
many move stairs to go down than we had climbed. And when 
we were not going down stairs we were tramping through much 
mud, We reached the depot in time, however, and had 
to spare Having acquired a little wisdom by experience, we 
procured a lunch basket and filled, determined to h :i 
forth be independent of dining stations and lunch counl :rs. 

While performing my toilet this morning I was accosted by 
1. Y. Gil-more, of Louisiana, who, noticing the Grand o . 
button in the lappel of my coat, offered his hand and announced 
that he was a confederate soldier, having served in an Ala 
regiment in the arm}' of Northern Virginia, during the war. 
I took the proffered hand cordially, (yes, with the memory ol 
my visit to Lobby Prison only a few hours previous), the . 
as you would have done if you had met him, armed and i 
to shoot, on picket, long years ago, and we had quite a pleas- 
ant conversation, the forerunner of several during the cruise 
of the Essex.. He told me that he carried a Yankee ' ull i in 
his body as a memento ol the Avar, and as I have carried a 
rebel bullet since Brandy Station I could sympathize with 
We had some chaff", of course, during which he said he did n< t 
know but the bullet he had carried so long was sent o\cr by 
me. To this I replied that if he sent over the one 1 earn", 
I hoped he was carrying one from me. So between bad 
and good square wholesome talk we had a pleasant se 


Wednesday morning,May eleventh, the passengers in the Es 
found themselves feeling splendidly. We had become some- 

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/'' ' \ C< ? what used to life in a sleeping car, and h; 

, , a good night's rest; the sun was shini " 

| ; If*! ] ;"' Schwas something „ ew; . 

v \ j&^jf through a fine country— Kan a . 

* H ^l/#) mUCh t0 SGe in the Wfl y of sce ™T. Perl 
: -"Nr4 ^ a countr yitwas good to see, with evid i 
,^„::;; Prosperity over the farms; and more tl 
■w-e had an excellent breakfast, w. 11 

*> od s « s ™ ■* Kingsley. So the whole day was mo 

^^ a ^ dI ">dea € oodpartofthedayonthec pi 
Rfi E>e*tu to sec, a method which Ed followed for th ■ 

f^ 10ll h ° f r th ? e Journey. We were regaled durin : 
with a brief glance at numberless prairie dogs— we 
. e . n ° Ugh S eneF ally to see only the disappearance of the I 
bt *\ c ^^es-as well a, glances at fast disappear* 
[ abbit ;- At D °dge City Ed had to set Ins watch bach ai. 
hour, but mine kept right on, and my computation of time 
came more complex. It was now twelve o'clock with us I 
it was two o'clock at home. 

About noon the train arrived at La Junta, ^ - - 
Col °" (pronounced by the residents as if spelled I 
"La Hunter," with a long u), where a'short / 
stay-was made. After a lunch, Ed and I took 


a stroll up town, visiting the oiTlce of the 
Otero County Democrat. We found the edi- / 

t01 ; a gonial customer, full of push and enter- 
prise, and about to make his paper into a daily. C - 
In answer to questions he said, in his inimitable r ' K 

way, »I want a reporter who will hustle; there is no trouble 
to get news 'here; we've over four thousand inhabitants ; 
can go out any evening and get local news enough to fi ' 
the P*per; you must remember we've get three salo ms h 
oh, no, this is not a bad place to live at all— there has n t 
more than seven or eight men killed here this vear." He 
was invited. to join the excursion, but declined, saying, ; 
as he said even-thing, "1 cannot—my partner is in Jail." i 
of the Rhode Eland delegates, to let his new friend down ea 



PP 7 ^ — ^^SS remarked, "That's nothing when] left 1 
*y \ n there were fifteen libel suits pen 

t'c. .z—JL my chief." "But," replied the La Junl 


f -^j\ tor, "My partner is not in jail for libel— 1 
was too readv with his pen — he made ; 
_.;K '•'■;-■/■'..;•■,., dollar city warrant into a twenty dollai 
*"'/4**^V '; '? '' rant; there v^r^ several thin . lil 
col. john- ccrxDY. against him, but that was the only on 
was proven; but it hurt me and it hurt the paper and hi 
have to leave the firm." This editor was proud of his city— 
as he had a right to be — proud of its enterprise, proud 
its growth, proud of its streets, and more than all proud of 
the two large, fine-looking school houses, one of which 
just been completed i<:) money hired in Boston at six per cent., 
a rate of interest unprecedented in that country. We bad 
La Junta editor good bye with a feeling that success woul 
his,, for he deserves it. 

At La Junta J had the pleasure of meeting my old fri 
Manton H. Luther, a reporter with me on the Providence 
nal } for several years, now one of the proprietors of the ?\ . 
al journalist^ Chicago, also a delegate to the Xati< I 1 dil 
Convention and the official stenographic reporter of the m 
ings. He is looking well — better than he ever did in ]. 
Island, and it was good to see him in so good condition. We 
had a nice chat about old times and old incidents. I met him 
several times during the journey, for he accompanied the ex- 
cursion though on another train, and we had several oppc . 
nities to revive old memories of newspaper life. 

In the afternoon we arrived at Pueblo. Col., a city the nanu 
of which we had some difficult}' in learning to pronounce. It 
seemed as though each citizen gave his tongue a difierei ; 
in calling the name until we were satisfied in giving the m . 
couple of convulsive twitches and saying "blow."' But never 
mind about the difficulties in regard to the name, the cit\ : - 
all right every time. We here received a royal reception. The 
citizens were at the depot in crowds, and all appeared glad t 
see us. The famous Cow Bov Band, formerlv of Dodge Citv, 





™\' : r™ throughout the country by that name, bu. , 
Jeolo, was there, and the way that band ratl 

Sestrect t, t0 ,ts lau «1s, with its high t C I, and so far ,, 

the band . rruch up '- D.x.e "I found my confederate fric, 
^b.ngh, mb y the hand compelled him to . danee .: 

dane, Ton ™ 3 ° y ™ Dt > a,ld a HtiI = later compelled 
dance to the tune of "Marching through Gee gi : , 

njoyment was .increased. We never stopped t consider 
^ff' P^;ple of Pueblo might think to see these two - - 
* adeQ °M duffer™ both wear the gray no,-" kicl 
" k «t«-oboys. The people here were glad to see us. : 
. r f "° d0ubt ab ° ut th ^ ^d they made us glad we c 
1 he hour passed here was a decidedly pleasant one, ana we 
lueoiowrth regret, even if we couldn't pronounce the u 

K a! '!y 1" the evening we r,::edm(oC-, :-',:,■ : ;,, 

a.r-ae, said, the delay was in the interest of safety, and • 
was no cause for complaint. This evening was passed I ■ 
grater portion of the excursionists very pleasantly at B 
moor Casino, where a brilliant reception was held in hon 
(e-eorge \\ . Childs, of the Philadelphia Zr,/ ; e;-. 

Tlds morning; 1 had another pleasant confab with 
federate irieud, during which I told sever d of the old : 
stones which you have heard so often but which were new to 
him, and he told several which were new to me. In sp 
c '' the fr,end 'y relations which existed between the pickets o"f 
the two armies, he related an incident that occurred in fr, 
Petersburg. During one of the lulls in the tiring, a partv of 
the pickets of both sides, among which was my friend, met h !| 
way between -the lines for a social chat. Naturally enough : 
conversation turned upon their rations, and there was th m 
change of Union coffee and sugar for rebel tobacco.when one 
Yanks happened to say something about the sutler and th 
good things he had for sale. This recital aroused the a- 










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of one of the southern soldiers, a young recruit not long enough 
in the service to really enjoy the army fare, and h a ked tin 
Yank if he would not go and get him some of these good thine; .- 
if he gave him the money. The Yank promptly replied that 
he would, and the rebel as promptly took a ten dollar green- 
back from his pocket and gave it to the Yank. The latter di: 
appeared over the breastworks, when northern and souther] 
diers alike began to chaff' the recruit and tell him that he was 
foolish to give his money to the Yank, that he would nev< - 
Yank nor money again, and as (or the goodies, they \\ 
myth. They succeeded in making the young soldier very un- 
comfortable, thoug]i none of the southern soldiers had th ■ 
doubt that the Yank would come back as agreed. In a short 
time the Yank reappeared with the goodies, and the young sol- 
dier was made happy. After that he never could be ma I I 
doubt the word of a Yankee soldier. At another time, m\ 
friend, in company with a rebel officer and two or three so] 
accepted an invitation from the Union breastworks to " ■ 
over and see us." They were cordially received, and wei 
ting and looking over the fort, vAitn the firing opened sharph 
from the southern side. The rebel officers promptly step] 
upon the embankment, under the full fire, and ordered the fi . 
to cease. This order was obeyed and the visitors returned 
safely to their own work's. 

During the ride from Pueblo to Colorado Springs, the pas- 
sengers in the Essex were entertained by the reading of the 
"Daily Essex" a paper published on the train by blisses l 
L. Stockham and Frances L. Dusenberry, with various con- 
tributors, and there was much fun at the reading thereof. 


The greater part of Thursday, -May t Ifth, fas spent at Col 
rado Springs and vicinity, the occasion being the form..! dc 
tion of the Chiids-Drexel Printers' Home, very main* oi the 
excursionists attending the dedicatory exercises. Ed 
spent the morning in getting breakfast, attending to some mat- 
ters of business, (being verv courteous!}' treated at the office of 



the Gazette), and in writin . li tl rs, and then took the can 
Manitou. This ride was a very interesting one. Tim 

electric railroad, not merely rails laid in a street, and a 
almost infinite variety of construction — over bridges and I 
sles, through cuts and between huge masses of rod 
hills around Pike's Peak. The scenery, virtually our fn I 
of the mountains, was grand, and we vastly enjoy I 
curious formations of rock all around us. Ed, wl 
from his books than myself, enjoyed it doubly, for it gave 1 
an opportunity to put to a practical test the theories of tl i 
books, and he was delighted to be able to prove th m, ar 
explain to me the various formations and how they came . 
Pike's Peak, which was in our front, had a modest 3p ' tl 
morning, and remained for the most part veiled bchiri ' tl 
clouds around its head, so that my view of this, the aim of un- 
voting ambition, though good, was not of the best, ;i bi 
glimpse .now and then of its snow-clad upper region 
that was vouchsafed to us. It was a great ride in c 
of the word. There happened to be on the car a colored c 
man who is employed at the top of the mountain, and he ki 
answered all our questions, thus imparting much i ing in- 

formation and adding to the pleasure of our ride. As he left 
us, on arriving at Manitou, after moo ing a while as guide, he in- 
vited us to visit him at the top on our return, which we pi 
ised to C.o If possible. In a spirit of fun I said toTiim, "1 sup- 
pose you'll take all our money if we do," to which he repli 
with a peculiar look, "That's what I'm there for." His honesty 
is to be commended at least. 

We found much to interest us at Manitou, if we did not visit 
trie Garden of the Gods. There were the spring to 
sample, the bottling establishment to inspect, and the 
locality is well worth a visit. At the >ttli ... establish; ] 
spent some time and had a little experience of our own. V\ e 
were watching the operations ol ailing the bottles with tin 
water by machinery, and were querying among ourselves as to 
why the operator wore a fine but stout wire mask, wh 
were suddenly informed, without asking any questions, bv the 

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:plosion of a bottle, scattering the co ttents all o . ] 

liali have more to say about Manitou and Pike's Peak on I 
return journey. 

The ride back to Colorado Springs was equally fine as 
the ride out, as we gazed at the wonderful and ever . 
scenery from a different standpoint. Ii "ten nth 

took us back to Pueblo, where we enjoyed a ride around the 
beautiful city, admiring, as ever, her wi ' , I ti lig] . I 

streets, her large and substantial buildin . h r h m 


cottages, her magnificent school houses — everything about the 
city — and it seemed as ii" Pueblo would be a good city in which 
to live were it not for the difficulty of pronouncing her n i 
Xor must the visit to the beautiful Lake Minequaw be foreo ! 
In the evening the whole partv visited the wonderful Min< ral 
Palace, where was a conceit by the famous Cow Boy Band and 
then a dance. The wonders of the Mineral Palace can never 
be told. One must visit it, must examine the collect!* 
precious ores and minerals— all the products of Colorado — to 
get even an idea of it, and must study it with the eye ■ f 
architect and the taste of a student of mineralogy, to attc 
to give a description of it. and then the chances are one hu 
dred to one thai he would fail. The building is grand in ar- 
chitecture ci^d wonderful in • i orati . nd the di , ' i ' 
specimens from the Colorado mineral world the largest ; . ! 1 1 
to be seen in one collection. So T will simply say that tl 
memory of the Mineral Pal ice is like the memory of a be; 
fill dream, which will ever hover about me, e\ :omii , ■ • be- 
fore me as a shrine well worth a pilgrimage even across the 

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Beguiled by Chance. 

A comrade of our regiment contributes the f ' 
teresting and semi-plaintive narrative : 

In the fail of 1863 we were encamped near Morrisvillc, Vu 
Not far from us was a section of one of the United Si 
batteries. One fine afternoon a squad of us had been uia . 
an artillery drill. When the drill was finished and \ 
toward the shelter tents that wore sometimes dignified b; tl 
name of home, our attention was arrested by som 
unusual in a cavalry, camp located as it was several mil 
the main army. It was only a couple of infantry men. I .. 
was not often that they came to such flank outposts a- tl 
Arriving at the camp ground they halted and took a ? 
\Yc then discovered that only one was armed and that th« 
armed man led the way to the colonel's tent. ] 
bugle sounded water-call and the order followed to fall h 
water horses, and the circumstance was for tin time \ 

After carina" foi 

I went to mi' tent ana threw 1 . 

self on a lounge that, with ingenuity born of necessity, I had 

mad'.- of hickory poles and army blankets. For hall houi 

fancy had been reveling in the mazes of the past. Old scenes 

and old faces passed in rapid review, from the time when a 

I played on the wharves in a little seaport town in Mail 

life's pleasant dream was broken by the tl idei ol Sui 

guns, revealing to ever)' loyal American the start 

of Slinging their lives upon the altar of liberty, or of s 

ing to traitors the boon which their fathers had wresl 

the old world tyrants, and become the by-word of nations. So 

real had these fancies seemed that i said aloud : "If we ca 

not conquer these rebels, we may as well lay r bones 1 

And in answer a pleasant voice replied : "Von an 

if you never were before." Springing to my feet, 1 - 

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entrance of the tent the lithe, muscular fori i 

of a comrade who had been absent since we broke c i 

April at Belie Plain. I gave him a warm welcome for h 

an unobtrusive, scholarly man, and to reli ve the monotony of 

camp life we had studied the sciences together in our I 

moments and I was glad to have him back again. After tin 

first greeting was over he said : "The)' tell me you ; 

ing alone and would possibly take me in." J replied : " My 

tent-mate was killed at Shepherdstown in July audi since that 

time I have been alone. You may consider the matl 

and we will go on in the old way." That night after taps bad 

sounded he told his story, which 1 will give in his own words. 

"I was detailed to take charge of Gen. Gregg's pack mules 
and was captured by guerrillas at the commencement of S. 
man's raid, sent to Richmond, soon after paroled and sent to 
parole camp near Arlington, Va. A good natured m 
charge of the camp and I tried to induce him to g I rr a fur 
lough. He responded in a bantering manner that a p; 
prisoner who could not gel home without a furlo igh did 
deserve to go. After several attempts, always rcc< : ii 
same answer, I concluded to take him at his word. X< 
was a camp of rebel prisoners who hud been re clothed. I 
picked out one of the discarded butternut suits, renovated and 
repaired it, replaced the confederate with citizens' butt 
had for my [nuns a passable suit of citizens' clothes. I put 
them on and my own over them, went to the river, remow 
army dress and threw it in, and was to all appearances a citizen. 
I crossed to Washington but, not dare-.; to take t; 
to Baltimore. When near that city, 1 called at a fare' 
where I was kindlv received and remained until morning. \\ hen 
leaving, the farmer, who had reb< 1 pi . - aid : 

attempt to cross that bridge into Baltimore with the same i 
lar soldier-like step that brought you to my door last night th; 
guard will put his hand on your shoulder, but 1 will give 

lie then gave me a basket of strawberries <t:.d o\ 
to sell. The miard took no notice of me. I sold my fru 

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flowers, took the cars and went to Mail 
remaining at home as long as 1 dared to, ! I ; > 

to parole camp, but was looking around in Portland, mal 
the most of my stolen freedom, when a notice posted ; 
entrance of an office stating that high pri< w re paid f 
stitutes, caused me to go in and look the plai i ov< r. 
tering the agent urged me to enlist. Up to this time I li 
entertained such an idea for a moment. Tl e agent said 
the teller of a bank had been drafted who would pay five 
died dollars. Thinking that I could give them the slip ai 
back to my regiment, 1 took the money but the amount ol 
swearing that they put me through was appalling. Free t 
moment no chance was permitted for escape. J was ass 
to the Sixteenth Maine Infantry and sent to the front. A close 
watch was kept over the conscripts, as we were called, ai 
cape was impossible; men often came to the Si h from my 

own regiment and detection was only a question of time, 
thing was better than detection and I wrote a 1 ttei . I : 
Lincoln, telling him without reserve what J had done. A 
waiting till patience became hope deferred, I went to the col- 
onel and told him my story. His first words were: 
" Is your name — ?" 

On receiving an affirmative answer, he said: The gei 
commanding this brigade got a letter from Lincoln to-d i; oi 
your case." 

The colonel of the Sixteenth was fitted by nature for th« 
place he had been called to fill, and he talked to me in ; 
erly unimpassioned way that made me feel tl littleness < 
escapade very keenly and told me to go to my quarters 
consider myself under arrest. 

The captain who commanded the company to which 1 ha 
been assigned had a different make-up, having less of kind 
and forbearance in his nature and my position, to say th 
was unpleasant and hard to bear. At my own request 
been sent to mv own regiment and here 1 am. What t 
will be time only cdi\ determine. 

The regiment went into winter camp near Warrenton 
remained until spring, picketing, scouting, raiding and 

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guerillas at times but always returning to the ;an camp, 
ward spring; a court martial was lick! and his ca-c came 
I but was not decided, for what reasons we never knew, only 

surmised that a certain gallant officer who had comm : 
I the company in the early part of the war, had testified, a* 

I really believed, that injuries received in Bank ' i treat had 

fected his mind, and that counted somewhat in his favor. 1 , 
ever, he remained under arrest and when we entered on the 
campaign of 1864, the supply of horses was short and he \ 
with the dismounted men. in some way in the transfer 
arrest was lost sight of. A sick man threw away his arm; 
he picked them up and went on duty. In the course of I 
summer the enemy made a raid on Washington and th 
mounted men, who belonged to a dozen or more r< 
were mounted, formed into one command and sent to repel i 
invaders. In the fall he came back to the company, mou 
and armed, having bean on out)' since early in May. X 

I commissioned officer was left in the company. Two g ' 

lieutenants and a host of brave men had lain down their li 
for their country; their bones were moulderi m Gettys- 

burg to Hatcher's Run, and the captain was a ler. Mis 

term of service expired and he was mustered ou! and 
for home. No word from him ever came back to us and 1 
never saw him again. 

Such, gentle reader, is a simple, truthful relation ol tl 
bounty jumper's experience, so far as 1 know it. of his one 
disgraceful mistake and Ids almost incredible e fr m 

ishment. T have given it without bias or coloring, though a 
tender regard lingers around the history of the brave men 
whom I shared many a perilous midnight ride, whose devotion 
to each other is still fresh in memory while their faults an 
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A. Well- Written Sketch of Our Regiment 

The following sketch of our regiment is from the p :i 
George L. Kilmer, of the editorial staff of the American : 
Association, and was published in the papers represented in thai- 
association : 




When the honors of war were distributed in March, 1865, 
and the Eirst Maine Cavalry was authorized to inscribe- on its 
regimental colors the names of twenty-nine battles in whi 
had ''borne a meritorious part," most people in and out <■* I 
arm}' believed that the limit of fighting had been reached, and 
that a blood [ess campaign or perhaps one hard tussl ! 

end it. But during the month succeeding, the regiment f 
seven engagements, in one of which it lost more men I 
than in any other of the thirty-six battles of its career. T 
six battles during three years of fighting ! One battl 
each month of the real work of the war; one battle a 1 
where its services were meritorious and conspicuous. 

The Eirst Maine was recruited in six wee ks' time in th 
of I S6 1, the whole State being the mustering hold. Th 
cers had their pick of recruits, because it was the first call f 1 
troopers and the quota allowed but one cavalry regiment, so 
the)- took " none but sound. able-bodied men in all respec ■ 
tween the ages of eighteen and thirty-five years, of a 
moral and temperate habits, active, intelligent, vigorous and 
hardy, weighing not less than one hundred and twenty 
nor more than one hundred and sixty pounds." 

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Ihe first man to enlist was Jonathan P. Cillcy, and In 
also the first man wounded. The surgeons pronoun 
wound fatal, but he lived to be the last commandej of the reg 

merit and led it in the last ten battles on the list. 

The troopers fleshed their maiden swords, but only fi 
tively, in the hide and seel: campaign of the Shenandoah \ 
in the spring of 1862. They early met with one disaster tl 
taught a useful lesson. In covering Banks' retreat down the 
valley in May, one battalion, galloping in columns of : 
along a narrow pike, ran full tilt into a Confederate bai 
'1 lie leaders reined up in surprise and the rear rani n : ed on 
like water over a milldam, men and horses becoming invol 
in a hopeless and appalling wreck. 

The next experience of the regiment was at Cedar mou il 
on the Rapidan, where it stood in line for some hour- 1 
fire from artillery and passed the ordeal without flinching. In 
the other battle:; of their first vear. Second Bull Run, Anti« 
and Fredericksburg, the regiment was often under fire ". 
fatal results, and in the Chanccllorsville campaign went \vi 
Gen. Stoneman on his famous ride around Lee's army, me- 
with stirring adventures and a lively brush now and then, 
squadrons, with the confederate troopers in pursuit. But 
this was only practice lor the serious work ahead ; tid it was an 
ideal cavalry corps that Gen. Plea son ton led out on June 
1863, to cross the Rappahannock river in the face of "Jeb" 
Stuart's gallant squadrons, and find out what Pee was d 
with his idle armv. The First Maine was in the divisii n 
Gen. Gregg, and had for its brigadier the dashing young Kil- 
patrick, a boy of twenty-two. No need to tell here how 
men of Buford crossed the river, met and drove back Stu 
best brigades under Gens. Jones, Hampton and Lee. It wa- tl 
first genuine horseback fight of the war. 
i Gregg's division forded the river and seized Stuart's bivouac, 

Brand}- Station, headquarters and all, and Stuart, arc 
wrath, turned his whole power loose upon the daring In . 
Col. Percy Wyndham that had despoiled his camp. Gi 
in danger of losing the fruits oi~ his charge when Kilpatr 



appeared, leading his com m ami for the fn 

Coming to the field the brigacl . , I ,, n 

open ground and charged in column of 

federate battery, screened by shrubbery, ' : 

arrival with shells, and a force of confederate cavah) 

upon the leading regiment, capturing its colon 

line back. The second regiment fared even woi '. Ki 

patrick rode to the First of Maine, shouting, "Men i 

you must save the day !" 

' ^: ■ -, Making a lighl detour If. 

the right, the re; : i 
struck the coi lei t hoi • 
in the flank, en 
squadrons; then swcpl 
up the hill into ai : 
batten-, shooting and - ; 
ing right and left. In the 
t) melee tl - were br 

and the leader wait d 




(Killed i:i a char-:- ai Aldic] 

ors, the enemy meantime 
rushing in to cl 

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column I- ' and rode 

straight for the bati 
then with a sudden swerve the flan], avoi led it and galloped 1 
to tile brigade. Only one killed, nin wo\ led i 
captured were the casualties, but Kilpatri" tl y> o:\ 

the spot that it was " one of the best charges ever made," and 
that it saved the division from defeat. Kilpatr". k got 
the exploit, and thanked the First Maine for winning it. 

Eight days later Kilpatrick, at the head o\ a new division. 
met Stuart in front of Aldic Gap, in tlw Blue Rid 
getting the worst of it when Gregg's column, with the First 
Maine leading, hastened to his aid. The cone 
the advantage, with a shelter of havstaeks, a stone wall ai ! 
ditch, and several of Kilpatrick's regim a: a I beci 



up and driven back to their cannon. Kil 
rear in despair, and his eye caught sight of the I 
Galloping up to its colour;] he shouted, "Men of . you 

aved the day at Brand}- Station ;'save it again at A : 
There were two battalions present, and squadrons 
lily formed Tor the charge. Kilpatrick rod:, side by side with 
Col. Douty, and giving three rousing cheers, with w; 
die caivacade swept down an incline toward tli 
enemy. The held was cleared at the first clash and 
Maine boys rode in excited pursuit until they struck a dis- 
mounted line behind a stone wall. At this p : ;- ; 
ranks suffered severely for a moment, but the impi Lus of the 
charge bore them through the confederate line, wire!' 
routed and driven from the held. Col. Douty fell at the - 
wall, pierced with two bullets. This affair c< 
seventeen wounded. Two days later, at Middleburg, the i 
5 meat charged a position screened b)' woods and a ston : wall, 

and carried it, losing three officers and eight men killed and 

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I twenty-seven wounded. 

In the Gettysburg battle the First Maine mi I the J 
fighting of Gregg's division, the brigade changi 
Custer in the great combat of July 3d. On the return m. 

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however, at Shcpardstown on the Potomac, July 1 6th, it 
nine killed and seventeen wounded in an affair witl the con- 
federate rear guard. 

The campaign of 1863 in the Army of the Pot' 1 ; was oiu 
of warfare in the saddle for the cavalry. The ^fan- 

try phase came late in the following year, but before the ro- 
mance period faded the First Maine had one more chance to 
win unique distinction for daring work. A detail o( three 
hundred was chosen by Kilpatrick to ride on the famous raid 
to Richmond in February, 1864. loiter, when Kilpatrick end 
the rash Dahl^ren divided forces, five companies of tins M 
b<>ys headed the little column of five hundred which Dahlgren 
led with such fatal results against the works of the confedc 
ate capital. This ride of unexampled wildness and bravery 
cost the reaiment seven deaths in battle and five w 


besides eighteen deaths in prison and eighie. I 
tives. 1 hen followed the era of swift rid, 

dismounted cavalry 

On the nth of May, 1864, in Sheridai 
First .Maine was rear guard when Stuart was defeated al \ 
Tavern. Ihe Maine boys fought on foot and on h • 
and brokc ^ the first time, under the pressure of a ■ I 
^ ade - The ] °^ was nine killed and twelve wounded 

The next fight of the regiment was as warm as anv ■ 
engagement on record, and Gregg's division again' I 
bnint - This was at St, Mary's church, Va., June 24th, .' 

Wade Hampton with a Is, 

mounted force attemj cut 

oil Grant's wagon train passing from the Pamunkey I t 
James river. The First Maine took the lead of the « i 
^d when the troops, saw that they cried out, "Fight ; 
boys; the First Maine's in the advance." 

Gregg dismounted his men and built: rude br< a 
then the Maine men opened the fight and 1 ded it. usii g 
carbines and revolvers. 

Though ordered to retire the men did so slowly, turn: 
every ndge and fence and clump of trees for one more \ "■ 
So they held on till a battery came to their aid, ; 
ed to defend that when it ran out of ammunition. Of tin 
hundred and sixty men engaged seventeen were kil 
twenty-nine wounded. Hampton was held up until the 
tram was beyond reach. Sheridan left the .Army of I 
tomac Aug. 1,1864, but Gregg's division remained b< 
Petersburg, followed the fortunes of Hancock in his exj 
on the confederate flanks. The regiment added two ! 
to its list during August, and in September was re-enforc 
eight companies of Maine troops transferred from the First 1 >is- 
trict of Columbia Cavalry. The strength was about five hun- 
dred with this increase. On Oct. 27th at Boyd 
sixteen were killed and fifty-six wounded in a sa\ 
with IVade Hampton's mounted >~<:>rcc>. 

rhe First Maine at that time belonged to a brigade 
manded by Col. C. H. Smith, its former leader, who wa 



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tain in the regiment in 186I. Cilley, th : first recruit and 
first man wounded, had gravitated to the top and L< d tb 

The highest casualty list 
of a]] was at Dmwiddie Court 
House, March 31st, 1865, the 

preliminary 01 rive forks. 
Sheridan's cavalry was 
forced to give ground all 
day and at length Smith's 
brigade was called upon to 
cl e f e n d a c r e e k c r o s s i 1 1 g 
against heavy odcls. The 
First Maine dismounted and 
advanced in a deployed line 
to meet charging cavalry. 
They opened fire with Spen- 
cer and Henry rifles, seven 
and sixteen shooters, and 
the confederate c o 1 u m n 
trembled, wavered and part- 
ed right and left, soon to 
melt aw a} r in a formless 
wreck of dead horses and men. hi this fight the Fii 
loss was twenty-seven killed and sixty-six woi 1 d. 

At Appomattox, Smith's brigade was placed in the ] 
opened to Lee, the Lynchburg road. The fighting on S 
April 9th, that ended in Lea's surrender, began on the frc 
the First Maine, and its loss there was seven killed and thirteen 


The total loss of the regiment killed and mortally 
ed was fifteen officers and one hundred and fifty-nil 
the highest suffered by an}- cavalry regiment in the entire I r 

[The brothers S. W. and P. M. Clark 

army. The 
volunteer of 

rst Maine was organized and led throng 


It 1< 

one coloi 

.el, two majors and six cap- 

tarns killed in action. At St. Mary's Church its colonel 

tenant colonel and. a major were wounded. 


And all this noble ro. d 

'' ma( e - •> 

twin sereeanN \>-h- * n • < ,■«••■... ; j ,. 

., * Ldlll> > w hoscp,ctur. from phot, 

lhe 7 ar ^company this sketch, voul, 

-tist's canvas so grandly; do ome o he 

goons that rode -f- r, „ n£ ; "-" 

^Fi B t M i ° d n :^;rr:^ s ?" n ' buM ■ 

eulogy than the staple reco d lo ,1 "" ' "' 

. ' £' bui some wags would havt ft tl 
-opers m the field there .was no redeemin" viet 
%lltM& bMCe the «>i rt y-s« battles on the Fi^t Mate' 

A Night with Mosby. 

The following sketch was written by C W y.; . r 

T' i - u ^ ust rS6 3. after our return from the Gettvsbur.r nm 
P- g ».-anyo f onrdis.ounted.neh we, t to Can ^ °S 

-; -car V aslnngton, for horses. After, 
W» M d equ.pjnents, they were seat o, 
m -"P^onofthear m y nowbeing near Cul per Court H 

h„S d fey ° fthC FU ' St Mainc Ca ^-. with so me 
m th lr teen suiter wagons. Maj. Snyder of the Tenth X - 
UW Ca valry, with about the ;ame number of men. w, ' 
rea f>-tog°- Having learned that Maj. Cili , had start, 
n-ght before, Major Snyder sent Sergeant \V. E. Phelps of 
reg;ment on in advance of his party with orders to ou 
Alaj Ciliey at Annandale and request him to wait until 
imydcr and ins party came up,.as Mosby was reported to be in 

.^ .v*— *' ««*■ *— '— ' " JJ -' ' -- *' % '" fcV ' - '^-•U'^^iste^^«» ; ,,' <) «ft^t /W i^ .<*L~'<.« -,...,. 

r GHl\ !!■ / i 7 l/i i 

the vicinity of Fairfax, and the rich plund i o\ tin of sulb 

: . ; >ons would tempt them to mal e - n atta< . 

i' Sergeant Phelps, mounted on a fresh stn 

rapidly, confident that at or* near Annandal< ■■■ Id ■■• 

with Maj. Cilley and his men, but on arrivin; a tl 
\ signs of his party were to be seen. Riding up to a h< ■ i 

by he enquired of a woman if she had seen a body of ca 
I men and some wagons pass. She replied th il sli I 

that Mosby and his men were in that vicinity, ai 
I that they "had a fight the night before up the road, with 

| Union cavalrymen. The sergeant, not wishing to be fright < 

| by reports of the enemy and hoping to overtake the pa 

! pushed on. Keeping both eyes open, he soon sew a i 

behind an old stump, over the top of which rested the b; 
a musket. Halting he attempted to open commui icatioi 
receiving no replj- cautiously approached, when lie discovered 
a dummy fixed up behind the stump, with an old hat on. a 
musket lay across the stump. Passing along he soon c in 
old tavern, on the porch of which sat two men. He dec 
to ask questions, but. to push on rapidly, as he had str 
picion Mosby's men might be in that vicinity. 

Riding into a piece of woods that ran on either side o\ 
broad Fairfax pike, he was startled by seeing a line of ; 
across the road just in front of him. Seeing no ■ ' 
cape, he pulled up his horse, when an officer th it pro d t 
Col. Mosby, rode out toward him and said, "Good m< 
what regiment do you belong to ?' ; When Sergeant Tin Ips gave 
his regiment they laughed, and the officer inquired "who 
you ? and if any suiter wagons were comii a" t > all of wh 
the sergeant refused to answer. Then his capb i i q li f 

any cavalry were coming up the road, and he informed 
that a large party, probably five or six thousand, were a !i 
,vay back.' He was then ordered to dismount, turn over 
horse, arms and equipments, being allowed to retain his bl ink t, 
and was marched toward Fairfax a short distance. The ] 
took a northerly direction, and maw marching s< me w ; 
halted in the woods and prepared to camp for the night. 

' ■ 


dWded his sugar and coffee with hi •, . 

After supper one man was detailed I 

the ot ^ Prepared tli. ir beds under the tr , 

seemed a good natured man and hen, 

until the others were all asleep, tll 

Perm, SS ,on to roll up in his' blanket and I 

h«d. lhe guard marched back and forth until he I 

prisoner snore, and believing him fas. , | 

and was S ° 0!! !loddi »g liimself, when his gun fell ,,. 
h a " ds <;"«"; ground, waking him up; then he paced 1 ! | 
»orth a few tames, when he sat down and wa 500 n a I 
fhe sergeant with eyes far from sleep had quicth 

hi, movements, now seeing his guard again aslee, . 
then qmetly unrolled from his blanket, but : the guard 
: "'°"f«! so he quietly slipped out of his blanketed 
carefully crawled toward a dark place in the wood. : 
beating as loud as a trip-hammer he tho . d ex, 
hear the guard call for bin, to halt or send a bullet a,. 

As soon as he reached a dark place in the woods, I , 
°" a ™"> ^ared at every shadow, which s, ned to 1 I 
a,mea men - R"mn"g a long distance and hearing no a 
then took his bearings as best he could and star : ■ 

. After tiae. cling a lung distance he come to a broad pike wl 
he knew must be the Fairfax road; here he lav down an 
;i! the wo °ds. Soon after light he heard the tramp of ' 
coming from toward Washington. Soon they conn insight. 
Seeing the riders wore blue uniforms he believed them I ■ 
cavalry, but fearful lest he might be deceived, he all , 
to pass, then he followed along keeping under cover 
woods. Finally he mustered courage to hail diem and . 
cer rode into the woods and questioned him closely, then t 
him along. • To his great joy he found they were Union , 
going to Fairfax. 

An extra horse was given him and when they reach I - 
fax he found Map Snyder and ids friend:,, who were sed t 

see him as they supposed lie must be on his way to Rid 



One of Our Boys in the Sixth & ;. acl isctts. 

Rice Lake, Wis., Feb 14th, i 
Gt:s\ J. P. Cilley : 

Dear Sir and Comrade, — Yours of the 6th duly received. J 
was very glad to receive the some, and 111 answer will sav 1 
think I can not write anything that would interest the *' b 
Yes, 1 was in the Sixth Massachusetts befor< into 1 

^ First Cavalry. I was in Lowell, Mass., when tli !'., : 

call for three months troops was made. The proclamati i 
issued in the afternoon just at dusk on April 15th, 186 1, i 
on the street with a friend of mine, Martin Richards ( : 
Martzjr, of Camden, Me., who belonged to l ;. A, i 

so I started for the armory with him and as so 
made application to the captain to go. He told the sergeant 
to have me sign my name. ] did so, he saying, " You are the 
first man to enlist." I presume I was, althoi gli 1 once i 

Mr, Bush of 

win:> claimed at the natn »nal cr 

men! that he was the first to enlist and he owned I ha 
listed several hours before he did, but 1 do not set up 
claim, neither do I care to, miles? it could be shown tl 
First Maine Cavalry had on its roster the first man who en- 
tered the volunteer arm}- in 1861. In the mob al : 
did not get hurt, but did get dreadfully scared and wis] 
were back in Lowell Armor}'. On the evening vi the ; 
April at Washington we marched to the Capitol ami c 
in the Senate Chamber where we remaine i! May tli 

when we went to the Relay Home, nine mile out of.Bal 
being joined by the Eighth Massachsetts, Eighth New York, 
and Man Cook's batterv. On the evening ol Mayiithoi 

e, under 1 rutler, went me 

again, v lien \u >pei 

up the city for the passage of troops, there 1 

through after 

us on the 10th o( April unl 



78 FIRS'J MALVL , ; 

morning of the 12th, or r 3 th of May the K,V-i \v w 

"r ed °™ the polio commissioners a,,,., City V 
Keen which we did, and a, , ,, ,,„. / ,, 

we returned the next day to our camp 

where we did picket and ni!m a -l i , •• 

' - uand Unload duty, until oar tim 

and then we vo hmteerprl w ■■• 

cnaigeci at boston. 

About my service in the First Maine Cavalry. I wa 

t ' K '.,'Tf RleM , fr ° in itSK05ng !nt0 cam P at Augusta i; 

J !1 ; e r f ) ° f - 1 -^^., when I was carried 
P-= tQtyPomt the second day af 
Chu «*. t into the Wild 

pounds the ,6th of Jane I weighed „ 9 . i^ \ . 

^-CayPomt to Dave's Island, N.Y., and fro„ 
giw, Me., where I remained until the regiment c rn 

J ov - 3d, 1864, and I was Ploughed home,' mi 
discharged with the regiment. I weighed at I 


Since thG "^ I first settled in Maine; in 1. 8; 2 cam, 
1 r «Pa.Aed about five years when my health entirely 
am, J returned to Maine and was partiallv cured If, I 
money, seven thousand dollars, andean:, b 1 west in , 

p'.Vu tm l t0 In , VeSt ! " P''°P ert -V at Eau Claire, Wis., 
*e fall, m September, J saw if all destroyed In the grea 
hoon after J came home worse oft" than nothing J , , 
getting a hvmg and a little better. My healtl 
times. 1 was offered a pension by my officers, Capt. ' Col 
Or Stevens, when J was discharged, but I refused it. I th 
I should be all right in a short time, but, alas! A 
years ago 1 made application (or a pension and in a ' ttl 
a year I got one at $12 a month. 

There, I think this rambling letter has gone far enoits 
whcn l get to talking or writing to any one about the old Fi 
Maine Cavalry and its officers and men. it seems as th 
was wound up. Vou uho live in the East ao not hall ' 


what is thoughl of the First Maine here in the V. ;i. To 

trate I will say that two years ago I 

iion they had the chair that Gen. Granl al : 

oi Lee, now belonging to C -'. !' : ' d. I 1 1 

boy who was with me to sit in it, so I asked u »n, ; 

while he was sitting there the nam in charge asked rn 1 

ment, I told him the First Maine Cavalry, 'i h 

po ted on the battles and he was the first one who to!< 

we were in more battles than any other regi 

i'osts here, if you are found to b :long to the ol 

must tell the story. I lived in Minneapolis a year. I found ther 

eleven of the First Maine Cavalry boys. 

In the spring 1 am going to have the new history and p 
for the BUGLES, and I will try during the summer to hav< 
picture sent for insertion. 

Remember mc to all the ; ' boys' 1 and with the b - wishes of 
Yours in F. C. and L. 

\V. FL Luce. 

[Hist. p. 475.] 


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of tiif 


lime I-,, 1S92. 

Armies of the United States. 


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y ' VA '-'' r MAINE BUGLE. 


l ^™ me ?*»*"<**** , hall be 'Th, C; 
«iE United States." 

n.-Anyhono, " larged oftk r or 

IV ~Thf> oT r '" e Rebellion." 

&.c^./cr;rv,^v— ■'■■'■■' ,!,c '' ,ijis,orai> ' 

y ^ "■ '" L " " :, '"' ; " m «H"8 of the Society. 

extraordinary"^ J^^' ' ' ^ ' '; rc,,(le at *« «nuri meel 

may 1,0 necessary for tho E ood C'e , "'"''"^ ? " t! ' 

■' Inc S °dgoiera m entandcoi)l I of i 

^S: d ^:^^ eiia ,r rdofthemi ' ■ - 

- t~to..„ aU datur. u.u B lly pcrUintag „ 


annual meeting of the Socier 
IX.— The I-Ii 5 torlai 

shall render an accou, 

7 -p,. and ol all makers connected therewith , i . , tl 
a.- — J.liere snail be a Stan da -. T V - in- 

^-n a „ e rasi o ! , S o/ct::::;;r;; ! ^Se t :' 

of that officer, and who shall perfon r scoter serWce 
>e required of him bj [hat officer 



I.—The Entrance Foe of the Society shall be One Doll. 
H-~-T] e Ann ..i Dues shall be One Dollar 

_"— i he President shall determiner] me and p] 
-•nig governed m his selection thereof as Jar as practice ' 
*e meeting of the Society of the Army of the V tonwc 



Officers of the Society foi the Yeai 1892-93. 

Col. HENRY C. \\ IER. 

Gen. J. P. CILLE'Y, 
Col. M. D. BIRGE, 
Col. L. PAINE, 
Mai. h.w. sawyer. 

Vice-President of the Society i n f/ ie An::}' of the Potomac So, 
Gen C. II. SMITH. 



\ Gen. L. G. ESTES. 

I ■ Assistant Secretary: 

Lieut.-Col. WILLIAM H.TURN1 




"• Standard Be " ' 

Capt.P. M- BOEHN. 

I Bugh : 


UlSi ■ 

\ ' Capt. E. A.LALL. 

«****- ■* '- «.*l~ rtrth^*^ 


First ma we bl 

'L c/j . 

Report of Proceedings 


Pursuant to the call of the P r , fc. ,1 

"■.J^iSth.1892, followed he c" 

Captain Boehn and Arched ' >' 

tical bugle used in tu, r it, 

Henry T B^cVVh r y ° Buglcr 0i th 

congratulated the Society u , M I : 

Th,. c^ , ' upon the la rge attendance 

^Ji- ot-cretary read the t--;,-, ,< r ^ 

.-,-■..„,„;,„,, :;.,;::e 

hst ! n , r e rCPOrl - ^ PrCSented ^vinjre, i 
!^™ meetl "g of$i 2; disburses ,. bah 
hand $^26 -> 1 ■ A,,,,,,:, , • . , ' 

Vrv , IS.' ,*' dc P° i,te d m the .Seaman's Saving B a ] 
i oik City, drawing mtervst r<„ 

, _ ' *> i -"- e '<-st. On motion tin : • • 

ed Genera] ]. j> Qllev RncrW rr * 

F Field as 1 ...,;•, • ' '' Uartiett ' ' ' 

"Pled, ap proV ed and eommSedtCr l,0nreP ° rtV, - : ' ' 

On motion of Gen. S. C. Chamberlain^ con, 
consisting of Gen. S. C. Chamberlain Col K C ,' , 

Captain P N ](„ ,1 „ • "' " L °vdand 

n 1 r - ' ' was apj " ntedb > *<= l'' idem- to 

nate othcers or the nKnme,-.. 

01 u - ensuing veai ; alter con ition t 
nuttee reported as follows : 

President— Col. Henry C. VVier. 

Vice-Presidents— Gen. J. P. Cillcy, 
Col. M. D. Birge, 
Col. F. C. Lowland, 
Col. L. Faiiie, 
Maj. H. W. Sawder 

zocitty — Gen. C. H. Smith. 

Treasurer— Major Garrard Irvine White] 
Secretary— Gen. L. G. Estes. 

t , ,.., ,^ :fe . ;: v:^^ ■■:■:.'■ w -,..,.;,i.,,.k,.;..i •^.i^o.^«^^J./^*«^^j*i^u^_W4M,u: J ^w^---«rt««i L »:i. 

REP OR 7' Ob PRO: R U I \ GS. 

Assistant Secretary — Lieut. -CoL William ii. Turner. 
/J ///// ta n t- Genera I — G e 1 1 . H e i \ r y C . Tre m ai n 
Standard Bearer— Capt. P. M. Boehn. 
Bugler— Henry T. Bartlett 

Historian — Capt. E. A. Paul. 

The report of the committee was accepted and up i 

the Secretary of the Society was unanimously direct ■ 

| posit a ballot for the ofheers presented by the report oi t 

committee which was done. The President announced thai 
officers nominated had been elected for the ensuing y 

The President appointed General Ch; ; nb :rlain and I I. Love- 
land to conduct the newly elected President, Co! IT 
Wier, to the chair, who in a few appropriate remri t 
the Society for the honor conferred upon him. 

On motion it was voted, iiiat the FIRST MAINE Bi'GLE 
made the organ of the Cavalry Soviet}- of the armies oi 
United States and that the annual proceedings of the i 
of the Society be published in that quarter!) , provided that 
same be printed and the issue containing such pro 
mailed to the members of the Society at no gn 

I than it has cost the Society to print and deliver the m< by 

mail heretofore, and provided further, th; i t 1 coin 
quarterly shall be open to communications and papers from t 
members of the Cavalry Society that may contain material or 
facts valuable for completing a history of the Cavalry service 


r that mav tend to secure the ob 


ject of the organization as covenanted in article third c 

I constitution. 

Upon motion it was voted, that the name of General 1). McM. 

[ Gregg, be presented to the Society of the Aran- of the i 

mac, as our candidate for the President o\ the Society for the 
ensuing year. Upon motion the Society adjourned. 

I L. G. ESTES. Secretary. 


first;; nucr.r 

Next Meeting-. 

Place of meetinp nevt v t -, 1r ., . r, . - i i - • 

or «,-, .t^ £;.?<; , 

kadge of the Society. 

JJ tL ^f / *e Socict,- is a pair of crossed «1 

S ?° plC f, from «- Relation Cavalry Sabre, a, 

! she j '" gf, upon a boldly worked ■'sunburst" of i! ' 

^^^^^ « the Ribbon of the Society iv 

of a brooch-pin at the back. ' ' 

WI P vT E $ ^°°' SCnd ' n0,ley with order '0 Majo I 
Whnehead, Treasurer, 206 Broadway, New York. 

-Yb- , 

u;»w:. : .,^^v-.......wV- ; ^;^ ■■..':,■■.;_. ,; ..... ., .„, ,,;.&*••*... :■ .<,:...:.„. :„■;/... *j.^.* »^ ,*l^. ^.-. 

LfS'i OF Ml'.Mi: ' ' 


List of Mcml - 

? Means " present address unknowj 

Adams, George IT. 
Alger, Russell A. 
Allen, J. R. 
Allison, William F 
Alvord, Henry E. 
Averill, W. W. 
Allen, Vauderbilt 
Atkinson, Louis E. 
Austin, Benjamin 
Abbott, M. A. 
A rroweinitii, T bos. 
Alien. Samuel H, 


B revet -ii ajor-G ene ral 


Private 2d I . 3. Cavalry 

Major 2d Mass. Cavalry 

Brig-Gen., Col. 3d Peuu'a Cav. 

BvB-Maj., 1st Lt. I.!..:-, U. 3. A. 

ABfi't Surgeon Id V nn'aCiir. 

Lieutenant ISth Penn'a Cavalry 

Private Co. il, 1st Mich. Oava'rj 

Major, A. D. C. 

Col. 1st Maine Cavalry 

: i 

il , ' 

. rtoci, I). C? 

■ ■ ■ ., • 

1 | | ■ • , . ; 

Vlexand . '. • : 

V ■ ■ '■ 
S ' I ; : . • i 

Thomast u, ! 

Baker, Allen 
Baker, C. C. 
Barnitz, Albert 
Bartlett, J. M. 
Barrett, James 
Bell, James M. 
Boll, William 
Benjamin, W. H. 
Benson, Andrew M. 
Belts, Charles M. 
Bibber, A. H. 
Bird«i$l, Job 
Bishop, .J. A. 
Blakeslee, Erastus 
Blackmar.W". W. 
y : ne, M. 
B< yd, B.X. 
Braekutt, Jo^ab X. 
Br in Ion, K M. 
Brown, Alien G. P. 
Bray, Joseph 13. 
Britton, C. A. 
Brewster, George II. 
BrOM u, P. C. 
Kuril haul, A. V. 
Bristol, Jacob 
Barnard . -John 
Budlong, J. C. 
Barlrara, A. LB 
Butts, Edward D. 
Bradshaw, W. T. 
Barnaul, L. U. 
Bishop, William G. 
Uricker, Peter D. 
Bui tlett, Henry T. 
Brewster, Charles 
Bos worth, George 13. 

Captain 1st IB I. Cavalry 



Captain Stb Mass. Cavalry 

Lieutenant 1st Vermont Cavalry 

Bvt-Maj., Cant. 7th U. S. Cavalr; 

Lieut. -Col. 12th Penn'a Cavalry 

Bvt.-Brig.-Geu., Col. 8th X. V. C n . 

Captain 1st Maine Cavalry 

Lient.-Col. loth Penn'a Cavalry 

Captain B<t Maine Cavalry 

Captain 1st Maine Cavalry 



Colonel 1st Connecticut Cavalry , 



Major 1st Nevs Jersey Cavalry 

R. ';. M. Sergt. 1st Mass. Cavalry 

Brevet-Lt..-Col. 2d Penn'a Cavalry 

Captain 21th X. V. Cavalry 

Sergt. B. Sc L. II. B it. 2d IB S. Art. 

Colonel 1st Xew York ' .. li 

Captain 13tk Xew York C 

Brevet-Major, Cu} tain 

1-t Lieuteuaut B-i Conn. Cavalry 

Lieutenant nth Michigan Cavalry 

Private Co. 11, Sth Penn'a ( a\alrj 

Surgeon 3d Rhode Island Cavalv} 


Corpora! Co. L, 2d U. 8. Cavalry 

Co. B : 9th X. Y. • n 

1st Lieutenant 2d X. J. C , 
Private Co. !., 4th Penn'a ( 'ava'.rj 
Captain I; th L'enn'n Cavalry 
Bugler 1st Massachusetts Cavalrv 
Lieutenant 13th Xew York 
Major > 

Pj I i - i 
Salem, Ohio 
1761 Cedai 
( , ord, M 
Claren \Yi 


. !i lin n •■ 
': er, . v York 

No. 1 ! jbei ■ ::',.. I M 

Pier 42, Xo. \ 
< ■■ ( 'alifo 

M . 
Baltimore, B 
X £ w Ha , ■ 

I - ■ i, si ■- : .- us? 
. • I 

Xew Hope, Penn'a 

U i g, ui , Mars. 

. I 
3S2 Bergen Si u, X. Y. 

■'■ ' - '.• 
; :■ • 
12 S Bi 
32 Clark : \ 

■ ])etroit, Michi 
: ' ■! :. imh ! St., Phil'a, I 
233 High St., •. IB 1. 


l ' ' 

: ■ 

. . 

Brook\l!! . '■ 
Jersey SI . . 
200 Lewis St., Xew 

York City 
New York City 




Birdaeye, Mortimer B. j j c ,, r , , . M , _. , 

Bolton, William J. PrI ? at0 ^ ^ ^ £« £ 

Bowne, George A. « , lin j / , , \ '^ 

Barney, L. L. :: , . / ; ' V '■ W 

««*<*, uonn JO.. Corporal l-t ;•, , 

f-^r, William Pmu C h t Iu - • 

■ il Co. H, ]„( - v , ( 
Private Co. A, 10th N. \ . i , , 

1 '. 'in J"! Xovv Jern , c; 

Bi,by, Augustus H. B^Ua^'r^^; 1 '^ '*"* J 

Brown, Jos. Mansfield Bvt.-Lt.-Col., Kt L 
Blaekweli, Clayton E. 1st B,r ■.,' ;■'.,' ', 

Bodei^efeer, Jacob Pri^I ^\V? ^"f lrj ' J — 

Buiiuss, J. Morton Bvt ( W *W. >' t "''"" y 0ran ? ' *'•-■ J-- 

CW.J.A. Captain •' Virginia Oav«Ii-i I! 

Castle, George J. r ,', 1 'r^M v ,, , W Pearl 

Huffman, E. 1^^ Va '° 

Chamberlain, Sam E KvT -Rv.'L n ., ' 

Cheeney.P.aj ^ O^a ' ^ ' " ' 
Cilley, Jonathan P. Bvt Rri„ rv„ n , -, -, , 

Clark, John E. M^ ^^7 > n ^ C ^^^ ; 

Clark, S.R. ^ oth.h e higan Ca TO lr 3 

Ciine, William A. Colonel Orviilo, Ohio 

Cole, Edmund L. A;-.i^"'i - v ,., v w< ' " 

Conroy, George T. Mojo r ' " "^ V '* 

Crabtree, Edward Pri,„i Bl . ( »f„, , , . 


^te 1st Massachusetts I 'a . !.• 
Captain 6th New 5 ori U . 

■ ' 

^li^Al^d I,t^^^S n ™ 

CroHelialrcCF. Captain l,t New J ewy c, 

Curtis, Josupa R. Corporal Co. J l si v,;,,,, ,.. ,,.' „ 

Colorick, William Captain i„t M i Uan Ca ,iry ' " I^r ' 

^y, Willie " [Cr^cZtH^ ■ " ' 

Renter, L. H. Bvt.-Coi., I.t.-Col.l h .' . Cavahv W ' 

Corliss, George W. Brev.t Major V < Yon , ■ 

c!:;ro 1 ":';:. :i ; ,ut ' i ' E -r i - i ' ! r' oL ■ ^, Corpora! 7th Xtn York Cavalry Gl v- 

ST^ W - £J~ .. ;-■ ; 

Chapman, John K. Corpora! Co. D, Oth X. Y. ( , 

Da vies, Henry E. \; u'or-Guu rtl i ■ , 

Detrut, F.N. Surg.-on o. , 

numoti, Thomas J. 8m ■ r , ! y ° " '/ el 

n-ni,,,. /, r , ■ ,. , , Ear,-.' i»ylvania 

i/anitar, u. Edwin Colono i- • ,,. ,. 

- ...... 



I>«rcm*, Ja-rcs if. Bvt. -Brig. -Gen. , U. ft. 

Poty, David R. Private -3th .-. ,\ ':• orl Cavalr; 

Davis, Charles G. Major lsl M;i hum ' I 

Ooolictle, Lelaud Ji, Major 24th !S .v York Cavalrj . 

; Darling, J. G. Bugler 1st Mas: i chi etts Cuvalrj 

Day, John Private lOih New fork Cavalry 140 W;, 

Duryea, Hcury T. Private 2d New York Cavalry Cove, L ■ i 

Dunn, Edmund 1st Lieutenant 16th Pemi'a Cavalr} Conuel 

Denworth, James B. Sergeant Co. K, Sth Penn'a Ca 1 \ 

Dam, Charles F. Bugler Co. P, 1st Maine Cavalry Portl 

Dodge, Rcdolph L. Private, Co. F, 1st Maine Cavalry 

Mpjor, Rurgec* 17th Vermont V< is. ''• 

Major 6th New York Cavalry New York City 

Captain ' • • 

Private 1st Connecticut Cavalry 

Captain lit Yennoni Cavalry 

Bvt. -Major, Captain lift Vt. Cav 

Sen oant 1st \ i-:m at Cavalr} Bui ! ■' 

Bugler 5tl Now York Cavalry I 

Bvt.-Brig.-Gen., Lt.-Col. A. A. G. " n B.C. 

Bt rsi m! 1st Maine Cavalry ! ' -'■'■ aiue 

Captain 3d S'cw York Cavalry Cobb 

Lieut.-Col. 2d Mass. Cavalry 3b S im Bui 

Bvt. -s'ri^.-Gen., Col. Gtn N. Y. Cav. ! , Pcun 

Bv{.-l5rig.-<ren., Lt.-Col.4th L\ S. Cav.V 

Captain 22d New York • . . . . CO.) 

Private 6th Penn'a Cavalry Phil ■ ■■ 

Brevet-Brigadier-Genera! P , U.B.Sta.) 

Captain Gth Ohio Cava! Cle\ -lai d, 

Corporal 1st M ichiean Cavalry Pay J 

Serjeant otb Michigan Cava ry Li c! 

Captain loth Mieliigau Cavalry 

iKtLt. Adj'i 1st Peun'a lies. Cav. 133 V 

Private 5th Illinois Cavalry ' • 


Edson, P. O'Meara 


Edwards, William 

Elliott, R. C. 
Eagan, George M. 


Erhardi, Joel B. 


Edwards, Ellis B. 


Everson, James 


Edwards, Robert W. 


• Estes, L. G. 

Emery, G. M. 
Foote.E. 0. 

Forbes W.K. 




Fit-ihugli, Charles L. 

Forsyth, George A. 
Fox, Pvuben L. 
Foley, •? iha P. 

Fra/.er, Douglas 

Fvntoii, A. Ward 

Feyerabend, Otto 

Ford. Chailes A. 


Parnham, G. M. 
i- , ' ,, William 8. 

Farlin. Theo lore 

Fi 'Id, Thomas E. 

Private CofB, 1st Mass. Cavalry Fails, Wyo: . • 

Gibson, Horatio G. Bvt.-Brig.-Gcn., Col. :3d 

i. P C. 

Gleascn, L>. If. S. Captain !- ^.assa.nuseus cavalry Bostoi M . I 

<:..- !,. t v \r : .im- 1*1 V', i :cmr,sin Cavalrv ' ' >-h >■ "■■' •' 

< ,■ - D dCvF 

< r,en,Jaeo 

= :man, Pavi i Ca ( t; 

. ! i ,j ,, ;.. u. Private lsi i 


I <■..■ l. - !'„«,»!„ ■>!-• N..v. York Civa ry ' - - 

•,; :re K. C. Captam 12 

Galbrahh, John Captain 2d Penn'a C;i 

. . ■ 

G son, Chnle,* U. Major '' - ' 

\ ■ deaf.Wm.L. l.t Limn. 1st Vermon! «'.^n, u™ 

11 . William J. l h tUo«. MtU N^v Yo.k« ■ ' ^ill.X.wY 

HaUev.H.M 1st Lien.. lUhN,-,v YorkCa y v 

Hutch, if. K. Captain 2d New York Cavalry 

H | :in d, Francis Captain 4th Penn'a Cavalry : - LI .. Lu.. Ob. 

Guide, J- K. Major 1st V. Uconsin ( avairy 

Goodrich, Edwin Captain 9ih N •■ Co i 

Grt^, William L. 1st Lieu! am t Ponn'a Cavalry 1 <>->:, G bJIa., Penn'a 

Gordon, ILon-y Servant, Cvi.-Lt.2d Ohio Caval : Detr 

Grt'cn U^u^tiisP. Bvt.-Col. .vMaj.l:)th New York Cav. W. ! 

Bvt.Maj.-Gi'n., Bri^.-Gen. I". 5. V. K '. 

Bvt.-Lt.-Co!., M ij ii- A. A.G. II irit« 

iln 10th N'e-.v York C.ivalry Gi .ve ' Y. ik 




Hawkiws, J. \f. 
Hasekine, -John W. 
Hedd en, K. K. 
Hegeinau, Elbert 
Hill, John F. 
Hunter, George M. 
Hyndman, William 
Hughaon, H. W. 
Harm on, John 
Harriugton, D. W. 
Hill, John 
Hannan, John 
Hibbard, W. li. 
Hawley, John C. 
Hunt, James .A. 
Haley, W. I).. 
Hick, Wiljiara H, 
HilJe, William G. 
Hicks, Frederick M. 
Horn, John B. 
Harrison, W. H. 

Ives, Philo L, 

Jenkins, \y. S. 
Jackson, Waiter U. 

Keer, Edward C. 
Kenney, Charles B. 
Kaaaff, A . L. 

Lacey, A.H. 
Lane, Julius 11. 

^ • -■y.ii.A. 
Lansing, E. Y. 
Lee, j. G.C. 
Lcnuing, Thompson 
Lester, E. 
Libby, hi, 8. 
Ligbtner, X. F. 
Lord, F. C. 
Lucas, K. A, 
Lynch, D. 
Lee, E. it. 
Lyman, Joel II. 

Mann, Hobari I), 
Martin, A. L. 
Martin, George E. 
Mason, F. H. 
Mayell, Oenry 
McFarland, James E. 
MeCook, E. M. 
McGiJncy, James A. 
McKilvey Samuel 
V. M .', Louis 
McMillan, Charles 
McReynolds, B. F. 

X. I;.-. ; 
201 So. II 

' U 1 itii ><■■, ',.,,.., , 

1 ii 2d Penn'a I iva! -y 


B«.-Maj. 1 Capt.l3ihN.Y.Cav a lr i I 

Rl Vf . „ -Nev.j, 

I--L., 1 ..;.(.a i .t.4 lf .J.,,.....,.r . 




-'4th New York ' 
e l»t N'evv York Draco 
-''• Michigan Cavalrj 
Private vl 

*>wv York Can 

1'rivafe Sth Xew York Co h . 

Q- M. Sergt. 25th X. Y. r 
Bvt.-G;!. Major. 1st X.J. Cavalry 
Priva'e Co. E, Oth X. Y. Cavalry 
Pr irate 5th Xev York Ci • 
Private Co. I, 6th Pen i'a I 
Captain f\| Cnited States Cavairy 

Major 2d Xew York Cavalry 


Sergt. 1st Xew York Dragoons 

Captain 1st Xew Jersey C iva ; 
Bugler 1st Maine Cavalry 
Captain, \. D. C. 

Major, A. Q. M. 

Bvt.-Maj., 1st Lt. ISihX. Y. Cavalrj 

Bvt.Jyt.-CoI., Major, A. Q. M . 

Captain 6th Penn'a Cavalry 


Captain 1st Maine Cavalry 





Lt-Col. 5th M ichigan Cavalry 

., X. V. 

. : 

■■'-■> I) St., S. E 
'■•■ i ., J), i . 

. :..■-. , 

■ ' 

L'J I iphia 

Xew Haven, Ct. [P. O. )'■ 

Ann Arbor, 

44 Thomas St., X.*v-ark, X. J. 

Portia- < 


1 >."! : , ' ! 


v my, Xew V, k 
61- Pu! 
Phila., i 
Seneca ] 
Am. J 

City, Nevada 
Washington, D. C. 

Sergeant Co. B, 9th X. Y. Cavalry Randolph, Xt i 

Major Sth Xew York Cavalry Lea Colors 

Captain p J: ;: . ;.;. .;,;.,, ;\ • - a 

Si ant 1st Connecticut Cavalry Camden, Xci J 

Captain <jlev< I 

Brevet -Major Xew York 

Major 11th Penn'a Cavalry V.', | 

Brigadier-General U. S. Volunteers V D. C. 


Colonel ; 

Captain p .,,■.■ 

Lieutenant-Colonel and Sur Ko J ■. 

1st Lieut, let Xew York Cavalry Grand Rapide, : 

LIST OF Ml' Ml:. 

■ ,,,.,c.B. 
.. . t, Heury C. 

ItilOD, G, 

vfitehell, John F. B. 

ure, C. W. 
M .ore, J.F. 

\! Adam, Thomas 

! UrUle, G. L. 

lorrUon, A. -3. 
M. therein, Philip 
1 ' ■:: ot, Louis 

, .. ., William E. 
MuCloin, Felix 
M mchester, Cbas.N, 
M-Cook, John J. 
>! ) .ro, Andrew J, 
JJoDoDakl, -Ion a 
•:-;rva, A. B. 
jiurphy, John J. 
Morrison, "Wallace 
Me Kinney, Edw. P. 
M iiler, VVarner 
Mead, Isaac X. 
Maisoa, Morris M., 
My< re, Michael 

1st Lieut, 2d Xew Jei 

Bvt.-Maj., ( ' apt. 24lh N". Y. Ca 

Brevet-Bi igadier-i lenera] 

Captain 2d Xew York Cavalry 


1st Lieut. 1st Perm'n < drj 

Private Co. D., 5ih Fenn'a ' a ■ 


Colonel 3d New Jersey Cavalry 

Major oth Michigan Cavalry 


Captain 3d Ft rm'a Cavalry 

Private Co. E, Oih X. V. Ca /all 

Bvt.-Lt.-Col., Major 2d K. I. Car. 

i ■ 

Detr it, Nf.i 
Xi ■ Co 

. PoniTa 
• I . . ' . ■ . J>. C. 

. N". V. 

Cap'ain A. D. C, U. S. Volunteers 120 Broad waj . N ■ . 

Sergeant 2d U. S.Dn goon - ' rosli 

Captain 1st F. S. Cavalrj P< ■ " 

Sergeant Sth Illinois Cavalry Creator, Win 

Sergt. Co. F, 5th U.S. Cavalry bii> Ft St., ( 

Sergt. Horse Bat. M.., 2d U. S. Ai Giovers\ 

Bvt.-M.ajor, Captain C. S. Binghamptou, Xi >••■ Fork 

Harris Light Cavalry Ilerkin or, Xew Yoik 

Assistant Surgeon ath X. Y. Cav. Ai iei . .. • 

Private Co. B, 1st Penu'a Cavalry Elizabeth, Xew ,1 

Private Co. G, 13th Penu'a Cavalry Williamso. t, Peru i 

Newton, John W. 
Nichols. George S-, 
N't iv man, George W 
Nugent, Edward B. 
N't ius, Henry M. 
Nephew, Lewi-* F. 

• :■ . Charles G. 

Page, J. P. 
1'aimer, Wm.M., 
! aUuii, A. G. 
Parueil, W. K. 
Peaie, dames T. 
Pedrie, W. E. 
Plfjtsonton, Alfred 
1'hcSps, X. B. 
Piatt, F.A. 
' troy, Edwin C 
Pi r«on, .1. L. 
Perkins, Wm. II. 
Probasco, Jacob O. 
• : . er, Myron M. 
I :l . 'I be i iore S., 
Paul, John C., 
i'age, IF-ury 

; . G. orge L. 
1 ■ .. 1 I, Jams- A. 
1 ■ e, Clark M. 

■ r. Arthur 8. 
P;*K«. Alfred W. 

Captain 1st Vermont Cavalry 
Bvt.-Brig.-Gen., Co!. 9th X. V.CA 
Sergeant ;')th Michigan Cavalry 
Major 3d Michigan Cavalry 
Major 2-jth New York Cavalry 
Private 1st Connecticut Cavalry 

Colonel 2lstXew York Cavalry 
1st Lieutenant U. 3, Cavalry 

B o t i , Mass ael 
Athens, New '• 
00 Brai icrd St., 1 
Bay City, Mien 
R< Bank, New fork 
New York 

131 Pacific St., 1 , X7..Y 

Xew York 

Ca: rl -i . Xew Jersey 

is Arm % \ 

Major 4th IV. Cavaln v. L>. C. 



Bvt.-l.t. Col. 1st I . ?. Cavalry 

Lt.-Col. 1st. Xew York : 



Major-Genera! U. S. Volunteer 



Major 3d Rhode Island C;« dry 

Major 2d Xew -Jersey Cavalry 

Captain 1st Michigan Cavalry 

Captain 6th Michigan Cavalry 

Sergeant 1st Venn l 

f'apL, -\. i >. M. 1st Vermont ( - 

Major 4th Peun'a Cavalry ' roadway, X 

Bvt.-Col., Lt.-Col. A. Q. M. ■ • City 

Bvt.-Majr.r, Asst. Surg. 5th V. ■ ( • 

\f Si n- lV.1i New York Cavalry 

Captain Vb New Yi ■ ' 

lut' Lieut. 1st Virginia Cavalry 

Com-Sergt. 5th Penn'a' Cavalry 

Washington, D. C 

. . 


]•. C. 


Crow a r . : 
ii In liana 

William ■ 




• ■■■ ' MAIN1 

Ilea, John P. 
Reed, J, C. 
Reeder, Frank 
Reeves, Furmau 
Reno, Marcus A. 
Richards, Lucius J. 

! .: -. 

1st Li.., A ; : 

;■ i 



i. 01 c:, 

'si | • 

' ■ ' ei 


(l*ou, John C. Captai-i 

^f-;O.O.G, Major ,dPenn'a Cavalry 

J/- >.;-,sH. Captain^ , 

kawle, T\ m. Brooke Bvt,-Lt.-C Caul irirMP 

P^tonhouseX.M. Cm , ra > , c/Sr 

Richaras, John T. Major 2u fas.-acl 

Reaglca, .7am. 
Roberts, C. S. 

It c -, Yv'i'^m 

setts ( 
Burton, Maj .. r. -. , 

Captaia, A.D.C.U. S. A. 
Surgeon .■. b 1 . • ■ ' Cava In 

Sargent, Horace K 
Bey lea, Wlliaxd, 

Senfedcd, James A. 
Seamen?-, William II. Cap; 

See, Clement 11. Capi 

Shefilwid, A. A. Cap* 

Sheppard, .7. Hcury Can. 

Sberer, Samuel B. Majc 

Shelanie, VV, Fi. Capt 

r ^« nuan, George A. Per-- 

Small, S, C. 

Smith, Dana, 

Smith, Envin JI. 

Smith, Norman If. 

Stevenson:, Jamea II 

Siraa ibau, F, S. 

Stiles, A, vr. 

Sweeney, ff. H. 

Sehwarz, Andrew 

Sullivan, M. I), 

Smith. Howard M. 

Snj . , A. V,\ 

Sase, J. L. 

Shuttuok, Fred P. 
Spec er, Fred. A. 
6mit»\ C. n. 
Sturai s. W. E. 
Sawtellc, C. G., 

Smith, J ;1 ■ a 

Smith, Yv\ Xiles 
Shaw.J mica il. 
Sawyer, Fieri ry W. 
Seip, Albert >\ 

' ■■" ■-< " ., (Jo!. ' 
Colonn! 1st Rhod ■ Isi i I 

* '' : ' '■■'-"• •'■' U wo ' '■:\ ahy 


( ip t; 

Sergt C. 


1st Lif 

P< n 'a ( ivah j 
1st New York Cavali 

1st N . H. C: 

1st Verm 



Fort I'. A. i; *, : , . ". 

Rome, D 

Wore ter, : 
■av. i .. 


Boston, M 
I m 


New Yor I 

• ■ , I Ii 
Phi : 


Boston, Mas." 

•' ; 


<th Pean'a Cavalr 
a Cnuod Fiatos C 
1 ; 'o. n, 7th Michigai 

Rvt.-Lt.-Co!., Ma. r istX. V. J 

i:j=b Ohio Cavalry 
Bugler 4th Yew "5 k C iv«i!i ,- 
Bvt.Afaj Ca] ii Siirnal C >rps 
l-Jt Lieut. 2d Colorado* Uvairy 

Col. liith V. 
Jerscv C.-.V., 

Rvl ■" .' G 
Captaiu2d ; 
Captain &ih Now York r :i , ,- 3 
Captain Oth Nov York Cavaln 
'' ' ; '•■■ K. 1st Ma-. Cava!) 

1st ::.--.. jor« c i 

Captain: i Cavalrv 

1 ' ?, L'erm'a 


' - ■ 


■ Ci 
dry r;s p 


-!o, N.Y 

Schoonmaker, Jaa. M. 

Taylor, Alfred 
Taj : , E. \Y. 
Taylor John P. 
Thaxt< r, S. XV. 
Thomas, U.S. 


a'a Cavah 

Ii., !>.< . 
--'3 X! :•...' 

St. CI 

C ! o , N 

■ - 

Hvt.-P>riLr. Cc 

Mujoi I-t Maine ( 'a rail 

Col. 1st I'eim'a Cuvalrs 

:. Lsi '■ 

New \ 

i D.C. 

I Eland. 

K'es CI et*ti r, Penn' 


Thoroson, Clivxord 

lou, Jarnea A. 
Tobie, Edward P. 
: . • .. : .v, IP nry E. 
rr< I. l > ■•!, Charles, 
Tuck, Mathev? 
Turner, William II. 
Tyler, G, P. 
Trowbridge, L. S. 
Towers, A: ire i : . 
Taylor, Oscar 
Taylor, Woodbury M 
Turk, M. V.B. 
Tibballs, John G. 
Tare, Theodore T. 

Major 1st Xew York • 

! ant 1st R. ]. Cavalry 

Lieutenant 1st Maine Cavalay 

Bvt.-Brh'.-Gen. and A. J). C. 

Bvt.-Lt.-CoP, Maj. 3d Pa. ( I , 


Lt. Col. let iil ' ! Island Cavalry 

Oaptai i 

Bvt. -Maj. -Gen., Maj. 5th 5Ji< li. C. 

Captain Otli >ficljisf:m Cavalry 

Captain 13Ui Xe 1 r York Ca\ 700 

Bvl.-Maj., Cap'.. ?th X. Y. Cavalry 10S I;-ar 

Corpora! Co. G, 10th X. V. Cav; Iry I 

Sergeant 1st Maryland Ca 224 X. Gi 

Surgeon 3d Penu'a Cavalrj Gettys 


2)4 !•:. ■:, 
Boston, '■' 

Van Clief.A. 
Van Slyek, D, B. 
Vernon, George W. 


Major 2:d Xew York Cavalry 

Lt.-Col. Coles Cavalrv, Maryland 

Harrisb in 

Baltimc , 

Wad*r<, J. P. 
Wagner, S. C 
War ler, Homer IT. 
Wamke, G. 
Werkheiser, Charles 
Weston, Renry C. 
Wier, IPC. 
Wells, C. A. 
Wells, William 
White, A. II. 
White, D. M. 
Whiiakcr. E. M. 

Whitehead, G.I. 

Wickei :- .,-, Cb;.s. I. 

Wilson, C, I. 

"Wilson, S. H. 

Wilson, Thomas 

Winsor, Henry. Jr. 

Wood, A. 

Wood, S. II. 

White, H, K. 

Walking, E.G. 

Wood, Oliver E. 

Welles, Thomas G. 

Woodruff, Carl A. 

Ward, G. S. L. 

Wetherill, F. I>. 

Whitney, W. Scott 

Walsh, James T. 

Lt- Col. 10th U.S. Cavalry Wash., D. C. 

Captain 3d Pent) 'a Cavalry 

Surgeon 1st MassacL isetta Cavalry 148 W. 

Colonel Wash., t>. 

Busier 2d Xew York Cavalry P tstou, Penn'a 

Private Co. K, 1st Mass. Cavalry > L 

Bvt. -Lt.-Col., A. A. G. Sucar York 

Major 1st X. Y. Vet. Cavalry Xew York ' 

Bvt.-Maj.-Geu.,Bris.-Gen.U. S. Vols.Bi 

Colonel 5th. Xew York Cavalry 91 Je / , it, Mic 

Colonel Pete boro>; '■ . v - ' '' 

Bvt.-P.rig.-Gen., Col. 1st Conn. Cav. Washing! 

Maj. Judge Ad., 1st Lt. 0th Pa. Cav. 206 1 

Lt.-Col. 8th Penu'a Cavalry 

Major Paymaster 



Captain 6th Penn'a Cavalry 

. ■ Surgeon 1st Mass. Cavalry 

i . ant 1st Vermont Cu . r 

Captain 1st Michigan Ca^ i . 

Bvt.-Maj., Captain A. A. G. 

Lieutenant 5th P. 6. Artillery 

Bvt. -Lt.-Col., Lt. 1st Coi a. C ivalrj 

Bvt.-Lt.-CoP, U. S. A. 

Captain 3d Penu'a Cavalry 

Captain 3d Penn'a Cavalry 

2d Lt. 2d Xew York Vet. Cavalrj 

Busier Co. G, 1st Mass. Cavalry 

Wash. !>. I 
Boston, M i 


47 Kilby St., Bos to 

" ■ ■ - 


Wash., ]\ < • .\ 
. : : 

! I 
Wash., 1). C. (ca A. G. O.) 
. Pcun'a 
i : - \ rl 
276?:. Br !- 

Yorke, P. Joi 

Bvt. -Col 

. Lt.-Col. 2d X. Y. Cavalry Pilchers Pt., ( i 





Co 1 . Mtem Asck, 
Capt. Augustus Bacon, 
Col.T. C. Baker, 
| Col, J. S. Baker, 
! CoLM.H.Beaoiokt, 
Capt. Joseph Boute.v/, 
Col. \Ux. H. Bo ye, 
Lieut. William P. Chan-ley, 
Gen. George A. Custer, 
Geu. George IP Ciiai'.max, 

Lt.-OoJ. Wai. II. CltO. Kfc-H,' 

Lieut. John II. Clayton, 
Co). J. Hinckley Clark', 
Sergt. James P. Cox, 
s Lieut. Butler Poles, ■ 
Sergt. -Martin V. Casey, 
Capt. J. Xkwton Dickson, 
Capt. John Lolan, 
Capt. Gustaye Evers 
Major Henry J. Parxsworth, 
Coi. William Fry, 
Cnpt, Xalkuo Fr.vzieii, 
Col. P. Lacey Godoaro, 
11 : ■■••■ Charles 11. Hatch, 
Col. Hiram lln liaro, 
Capt. John Hall, 

Major P. i.. | 
Capl.L. W. ;: 

Snrg. H 
Capt. J. T. ' 
Capt. W*. F. i . 
Co 1 . G k o r: c 
I s?-< 

Lieut. .:. p. ' 
C'ol.S. I-. v 
Capt. n. c. \| 
Capt. P.P. \i 
Col. Jan,,;. ;• 
Capt. ]•:. 

< • Pi ,11.1 
"«■-■ . ■ 

I ' ' ■" :o. [I. !■, • 

Gln. Pri i 

Snry. John ii. s>., ch:r, 

i! -' T. . . 

I ■ . ■ 



The Assembly. 

Yes, we'll rally round the Fk 

»ovs, rallv once again. 

Since the comrades receiv- 
ed the April Call it has been 
our good fortune to make a 
trip to the Pacific const and 
return. We have ridden in 
the vicinity ox ten thousand 
miles — by steam, electricity, 
cable, horses, and mules; in 
•cars, steamboats, wagons, car- 
riages, and the saddle ; we have 
been over mountains, under 
mountains, and through moun- 
tain-, and over rivers, under 
rivers and through rivers; we 
have swam in the Pacific 
ocean, bathed in hot springs, 
and hoated on Salt Lake ; we 
have lunched more than four- 
teen thousand feet above the 
level of the sea, and been 
entertained more than a thou- 
sand feet below the surface of 
the e art ft ; we have ri 1 I :n 
through miles of orange 
groves and vineyards, and 
over miles of desert; we have 
met old comrades and school- 
mates, and have made new ac- 

quaintances ; \vc have ex- 
changed war storie 5 
men who wore the bl 1 
the men who wore the \ 
we have marched be] ii t 
banner, "Down with tyrants 
and bosses" cheered 

lies of indi don, ar d 
we have a1 ervice in 

the Mormon Assembly 1 
we have visited gold mi 
and tin mines ; we have 
tered under a heal of 1 
t iian one hti nd d . 

and we have enjoyed th< 
of snow ballin : ' • ; 
der through piles of 1 
hundreds of feet in height 
and through -cuts in 
snow; we have — well, we have 
had a greal trip, and n >w I 
something of a realizing - 
of tl - xt< : . and gran 
this great and glorious coun- 
try of ours. We propo: 
try : • a descripth 1 

the scenes visited an I 
cidents of the trip for the in- 



terest and benefit of the con,- skirmi 

th , e ; ,t!e rhe country for drove or W ] 

:::;.- v fought " we — 

SeT^fi C °T dB,te '>' '-"testing. . . 

«->' -' fi- a g00d!y quant , your letter 

Ltcles '' " '" thC haVebee " S0ld 

how to give soldi ' 

Gen - Ciiley delivered a 

J« m ° ri ^ address at Oakland, The bright poem of C , 

k,J ias t Memorial Day. On rade Bartlett, "The 1 I 

„^.. retu ™ he mct Comrade will well repay a second 1 

^amM. Herbert at Water- third perusal . Its , 

Vllle > one of ^ United Staies echoes will remain in me 

™«} r ^e agent, on the for days. At the meetin 

Maine Central railroad. The the Society of the -• - 

ma[ ;f r ofh ^ "lonely all night (be Potomac at Scram,, , | 

ride was referred to, and com- June 15th and 16th, the Caval- 

rade Herbert remarked that ry Society of the Armi. , f 

the story of Chaplain Fuller the United States w; 

^as correct and well told, and only corps organization tl 

added very seriously, "As marched under its own fl 

ior ' be ^S afraid, I attribute the sound of its own n 

the loss of my hair to the ride That music was from th 

of that night." army bugle carried durino 1 

Xv AVar b y Comrade Bartlett 

V\ c cordiahy unite cavalry one arm, and was blown > 

^ Cn ; vh0 wore &*y> and who with all his war time vi-o 

fought against us on many a pewrer. 

nelcl, to send communications . 

t0 th ; ]i f l e: We are com- We had the pica. . ■ 

P "!« ! 0| that ^rt of stuff meeting Comrade George E- 

*»»ch always likes to hear Jumper at San Francisco? d 

both sides, and battles and ing our recent trip to the Pa- 



cine coast, and of having a 
n ce chat with him. The com- 
rades, especially those of old 
Co. G, will be pleased to 
know that he is well, has a nice 

family consisting o 

f a wife 

and two boys, is prospering 
fairly well, and is looking well, 
though of course is older 
than when We were comrades 
together. We shall have-some- 
thing to say about this visit m 
the sketch of our trip. We 
also heard favorable reports of 
Comrades Evans S. Pillsbury, 
John Wharff and John S. 

The proceed 

alr>- Society have ' . inl d 

in almost the identic al f i 
which, they have aj i I here- 

tofore. The list of n 
bers who joined at i 
1 891 and at Scranton in 1 
hav -• not been re< ed and 
hence do not appear in thi 
sue. It is our intention to have 
them appeal with the li ' • "n ,v 
members who may join next 
year at Boston. 

Comrade Daniel \V. Davi< 
lias been confirmed as !'■ ;1 
master of Amesbury, Mass. 

Special attention is called to 
the sketch by Maj. Hail en- 
titled "Fort Darling," in this 
Call. It gives the two sides 
of an affair which made but 
little noise at the time, but 
which proved to have been of 
great importance, and the dis- 
crepancy between the facts in 
die case and the reports of the 
Federal officers is so great as 
to be decidedly amusing. This 
is probably the first time that 
the correct account has been 
published, which makes it valu- 
able as a matter of history. 
We are pleased to announce 
that Maj. Hall is preparing an- 
other sketch for the October 


Dr. J ohn P. Sheahan, of 1 )en- 
nysville, delivered a memorial 
address at Raymond, N. H., 
on last Memorial Day. 

A set of the reports of the 
Adjutant General of M ah 
1 861- 1 865 — the most con ; 
reports prepared by any 
Adjutant General during tl 
war — may be procured by ad- 
dressing Edward P. Tobie, 
Pawtucket R. I. 

j. P. Cilley, Jr., of Harvard 
Law school, left for Europe 
June 25th, on a bicy :le tri 
to Vi( 

lime, across 

and then north to Berlin and 



S2nl theHai1 ' 0Unta[nt0 CnaW ' th « ' ■ hi,1 

Holland, covering some forty obtain the I , I • 

miles a day for sixty days and writc a compl I ; | 

having twenty davs rest for histor ) r of tJ] | 

visiting galleries and places of If "'"■'; to .°. h - 

interest ' ; lleilt 1!; thl 

ai the sarin- :' 

y made mon . 

■ Our thanks are due to 
Comrade Charles E. Jacks 
for a copy of the Journal of 
the U m ted States Cavalry As- 
sociation for March, in which 
are several articles of interest 
to old cavalry men. We hope 
to be able to present portions 

;ome of them in futu 


^ e R< • the Rc c 

Sept. 20th to .- 
^92, at Washington, 
will be held in a ten1 
White House lot. The , la- 
is to ha -e tents arrai 
that the cavalry r 
our brigade and divi 

Calls, and then the thanks of be in cIoj 1 t eaci 

tlie comrades will be due to ot her, with opportuniti - 

Comrade Jacks. 

I he letter from a comrade 
of the First Massachusetts 
Cavalry in the " Echoes' 1 is 
one of interest to every corn- 

exchange of court, i c 
renewal of acquaint 1 
cursions will be arr 
among the comra I 
for visits to the vari 
fields and points of im 



regiment. Al- 

though it contradicts our i- 

mentai history and is against r\ * ^ 

. - ls '' ,bl Quarterly we have in : 

ail memories and stories of ■ ~- ,. r 1 

her this de; 

the fight at Ground Squirrel 
Church, it is none the less wel- 
come. We gladly give the 
letter space, and will be glad 
to give space to others of a 
similar nature, for we are all 
seeking after truth. It is such 
letters as this, and the discus- 

iccounts of the 
George D. Frost, Charles L. 
Marston, Howard M. D 
Batiste LeSault, Albert A. 
Robinson, Edward E. Pr 
Joseph M. Hutching 
mund W. Whit] . y, ' 
Adam :" n n Garvin, . 

D. Grant, Gardiner A. S 
sion they bring out, which will Wm. A. Vinal. Gardi 


art, Nathaniel L.Owen, Samuel trade, in addition tu 
A. Fuller, Eben L. Shackford on ,and '' 
and Menrv L. Patch, which wc 

name as an author, 
publisher, of New York, 

arc obliged to hold as there is his work in a neatly bound vol 

no -pace for them in the pies- som0 or hundred ; 

,-. . , entitled, " [apan ; a 

cnt Call. T , , , ".,..,. . 

island Lmpire. 1 his has run 
two editi i s, ; I ha I 

Comrade Melville B. Cook. eighteen , mdcC( , 

The following is from the ceived many tnbutf of] i is a 

Rockland Tribune and ex- well written and most i 

. . . , - It is seldom that Kno> ' 
plains itseis : , , , 

presented for its sutirag ■: a v. 

CAITAI.N M. I;. CCOK : S RKCORD. h( ,. WQn a bet(er , 

Friendship, io»: the first time in the more excellent traits of charact r. Capt. 

history of the county, presents a candi- Melville ]>. Cook is as mo.! - as he was 

dale for one of the county commission- brave, and his success in 

ers. It is certainly propei tl : the occupations he has ; . lue I 

southwestern section of our county his excellent judgi lent 

should be represented on the board. It to do well and thoi ■ : "ever lie 

is a fortunate thing for 1 riendship that attempts to pei "< rn , 

the man whose name she presents i 

one well known, and whose career dur 

It is pleasant t d the 

fact that Comrade Cook 


i! rejoice to hoc him ( : 

ing the war and since has been every- lc -^ 1 - | - 11 ' IL v-^xnic^v, 'v.> rc- 

thing one could commend. He served ceived the UOniinati 11, and 

for four years and during all the war, h \s conlrac ] es 

having re-enlisted r.s a veteran and \s\ra 

'< re; utation for bravery in his company, 

B, First Maine Cavalry, that was second to the position. 

to none in a regiment wed known in 

the State and nation. He led the first A SllllSet 

squad of men. twenty-six in number, On Great Salt Lake is 1 

that arrived in Augusta to form the regi- matchless spectacles to 1 - in I'tah. 

orient. He was wounded and had his The new book, " l"tah, a m • : 

h use shot under him in a most daring mourn tre: of the J 

charge at Louisa Court House, May ?.], j s uov , .. a :t ] and can 

1563. At Trevillian Station, June nth, by sending 25 cents to J. H. I 

1564, he ian knocked down and his Salt Lake City. It is ex] ted that 
horse killed by the explosion of a shell. Knights Templar and otl s visiting 
h. ring the ... ti] aign of Lee's surrender Colo; ing se; ill extend 
he rendered most distinguished and their trip to IT tab, via the Ri 


' 11 mt services. Western Railway in 

Since the war he has shown eminent That road ai 

Sitii of good; business man and tin 1 roul 5 and tl 1 

riner, nd for years commanded the scenery in th . \< Id. pment 

i est ships of Chapman ee Flint's fleets equaled in the west. Two trains daily 

employed in the China and Japan acr< 3 tl 



Lieut. Col. Booth . 

The following from the Bos- 
ton Globe, win be of Interest 
to every comrade : 

The question of who was the first sol- 
dier killed in action to be brought ho, 
to Lewiston or Auburn to be buried, is 
a dlhlCu[t one to answer. There arc no 
r f 0rds t0 show i^ and the memory of 
those who were living thero aL that 
t:me is not active enough to recall it, It 
is certain, however, that no such bunol 
occurred in the early years of the 
for a careful search of the files of the' 
local paper of tie years 1861-2 fails to 
show any such, though there are num- 
erous reports of soldiers being killed 
and buried on the field of battle. It is 
probable, however, that among the first, 
was that of Lieut. Col. Stephen Booth- 
by. It is quite certain that this was the 
first which was made of enough im- 
portance to be remembered at this time. 
Col. Boothby's sister, Mrs. F. B. Stan- 
ford, is now living, and from her the 
following facts in regard to her brother's 
death and burial were obtained : 

Stephen Boothby was the son of the 
late Rev. Samuel Boothby of Lewiston 
He graduated at Waterville College in 
1S57; subsequently taught in tin: Ban- 
gor High school; studied law and be- 
gan practice with Hon. Mark If. Drin- 
ncll at Portland. He enlisted from that 
city in 1S01 as first lieutenant of Com- 
pany F, First Maine Cavalry. He was 
rapidly promoted to the rank of captain, 
major and lieutenant-colonel. He died 
June 5, 1S64, from the effects o( a 
wound received at Beaver Dam Station 
on the 10th of May previous. A com- 
rade who was with him thus describes 
the manner in which he met his death 
wound : 

"The regiment had been aroused 
early in {he morning by the bpomina of 

upon the , ; d . 

* ] 

t! " "^ men ,, ,, rr a 
Hankers on I 
do so, :.,. ■ . 

■' ' fl liill where t 

see, 'Oss a fi 

and a 

of hundred ^ a ] (jr 

see us the : • 

V""-'- C1 - "■ y ■ 

; r ^ but *■•-■ - • . 

the situation. 1 • 
"Charge !" and 
We never ;ee hi again, i 
the wound th , , ■■ ■ 

ordered the char; ; 

are stdl ringing in my ears." 
He was br ,1 gl t h me . 
and received a military burial 
v ^es were conch md by R. •■. | 
' : ' I fort] n i. [Rev. 
Lewiston, wh 
also spol 
land county bar, of w] 

tary escort ; y 

S^'G and fire 1 th< last s 
horse !. 

led in the , . ..::.•-. 

years of a< the t ■ ] ;. 

The c : • ' Rent in !.._-. 

' rl) ■ 

' ■ tt was .. ■ aiK ] 

Maine's famous s | 

tablets is an inscription, the :' 

" VVe lie h *™ In ■' ( 


sacrifice. W 

-■ee'-. made it." 

" In our death i> f . 

"The Republic's the a.*hee of ).■'. . 


THE : ,. im 

The secon ai 


hi History of the Grand Amu- of 

.,.',_. r , , T , ,, ' guests. Gen. |onat] ( .. wa= 

uibhc, o . kobert L. Beat! ,isa 

the h ■ lb ' I 

attractive volume of some huudrei 

was wai uly 

r es »\ ben h . airi ;> il, who ! 

m '• : ing aroui 

•nfU.fttlly" reported and a complete S ivin § l,5n lhe cavE 

- ! twenty pages royal octavo, il 
;a j'ull history oi the organisation from 

ch National ]. 

mmm.. ;. o.ii] Jo. in- 

given of every State Em 

cool. The 1 of sessicn was 

S -mmt. All tms is supplemented with a 

. , . dtspal rly in the i ... ^ at 

mm excellent rm, ex, so tnat any name . ' 

o . , . , , . . . nine o c\ 

:. e m meO it: tne book or the work of , . , 

., . the members v. . 

-:.'.' oei'O.rtrneni mav be easiiv rekme 

and found. It abounds in numerous 
.'tares cf comrades, officers, monu- 

by ladies v, ere stum sea 

heavily laden an I 

able of '-'mine host" He? Ii . 

memo ana places or interest to Grand 

, . r . . ., ers and plants accrued the s 

fmy men. It if oi great interest to al 

j members of that organization and eon 

elesantlv apooint 

rob n. If oil the old sol.liers do n 

ore or m ■] ai ie to purchase, they at 
■-■"■-: should ode-- measures to have the 

: .. low are the names of those who Promt] 

, ; their lives for their country. Tie The SomCJ ' . - 

, ,;■; was unveiled by the sculptor, : •- 

. ..'h by the Mayor, George H. Pills- 

Somei - . m of tl 

••- ii'b OS I,V/>i 

• ""' ' ' Cavalry was held at lb m! ' 

LYida; il 

Grand Army of the Republic. g° od 


a buttonmere ot can a ion- uid 
.ni valuable tacts worthy ot preserva- , , 

was round at eacn plate. 

menu sen I in . ." ; b; 
prompt v alters, v 

iv it I 
B .■:■■ ' - ..'••- 

py The price is three dollars and fifty Ltttuce. Olives. 

nts and it can ie obtained from die [ton Cranl 

; Ushers, Bryan, Taylor & Co., of New 

: City. ; 

. ... 

- . • i\v! L-vrii - :•'• l ' - ■ : 

The Creede Camp Excitement, n.o m 

CieedeLamp promises to oecorne , t 

eond Leadville. The number o! peo- N . 

:.' ., dng into this wonderful c:unp is Fru : t; Cal . 
lent 1 in the history ei Colo- 

Ff-'ido, except ont\ during the Leadville When I 

ment. It is estimated, now the order of exercises Su ?• - • • 

si - is 1 cared, thai tl ere \ ere ten p res i ienl 

' ■ >an,J people in d e cam] I " \^^^ I St. in a ph nner. 

; • ■ liseovery is only m. .eh- 1 Gen. Cill ry, th 

• Denver and Rio Grande railroad, W as \ mUt. H< wa> ! i 

'■ -id there is no staging/ said, for a definite purpose, t ha! 



have a page in the nexl . ue < f a 

;- «»•»• B» ele » lornMl - W1 u £ 

turesot seven of the Somerset ,, fP 

Oen. CiJlev. a 

wen. i..inev, anion«r his rr,m,-^l . 

Mend S ,wa 5 i„ah;p pvfr ™' a !"* ' ' " 
, , ] > - »«me of mmd trail-in!.- i 

and related incidents of life in the field 

^^-^-luunorousandpatri: ^ 

7 C »«*^ the multifarious phases , 

° f ""* ]ife - experienced and ob- v l ^ ". ' 

served by him during his lone service, 

^ grand body of .Maine VXmen ' ! ' '" 

o-Whe State is ? and v^l f J 

Proud. ' l} tL [ ' ' M , inJo 

George B. Safford angered - -- 

— ^ i>. oanora answered to the D f C „ p I- , ' " 

detail byrelating some-incidents of life v " 

in tr- rimn r« ,t • ' citizens at New Orl, - 

T tLv c < l " J P. on the journey to the < . , 

front, particularly the brcai in. of enmn i - i "'' *" '" ■ 

the train with the band playing, "The ^ M 

2 lrl I left behind me," closing with ' • ■ ■ f " ' 

warm commendation of ,hc veteran" V r ' ' ' 

and the Grand Armv of the 1 nnMi '- " Vw ' ' 

co-de f. j. sW;, o f S« r;:^ 

gave a brief but graphic account of the! of ™1 ' ' 

t to hiu I 

experience of the regiment upon the Bel- h;, r, - •. """ '""' " ' 

field raid. He stated tha't tie K rst tj'vT* " 

Maine always expected to be asai»„e a Y T 

•» '- <•»■" i" » a,,™™. move : :; ;:;; 

and in the rear on retreat, ,,d ? ener : ' : 

a% their expectations were J^ \ 

While on this raid of five davs in \- . u\ ,. 

»*<** swam three ricers and Y,,', 

siooa oy ti-seir horses one whole nipht in Tl ' 

a driving storm of sleet and rain ' v , 

i. Lilley, g u 

Comrade A. F. Eickford was g] 

ladies were invited to grace the 

the SaiVord, Mr. and Mrs. = 

Mrs Le\ is Ai 

s.on with their presence and he moved Mr, F K B c 

^'W-ted to attend the next Bichrord^r. 1 d'l , ' 

Comrade lh U Savage nave a very M-V" ' " " 

^tertnuungaccountofsomeofhisex- win, Gen. Isaa "^ £'! I 

penences m the armv. , , ., ,. . ' ' ^ A ' J aUl 

Ca Pt- Zenas Vaughan, Messrs 

Comrade FR Buck said that to the Good . .. .. .- \ 

som ; "<'■'■ ■» 

i -j 

7Y/£ ASSBMBI. Y. 103 

The Titan of Chasms, the si g . i 

pan ■ 

^ Mjj.E DEE?, 13 MILES WIDU, 217 Mil also a trail at t 

,, NG , and PAINTED like A flov ' the Canon . l11, ra cc tl 

The Grand Canon of the Colorado vertically, I ie 1 ■■ 

Kis-LT, in Arizona, is now for the first scent of the ti 

,,..■ easily accessible to tourists. A reg- than climbing the A 

^ar stage line has been established from torn of this terrific ai 

• ?st air f Arizona, on the Atlantic & are hunch \ of m ntai 

iadric Railroad, making the trip bom . any of the Alphine range. 
hhgstail to the most imposing part of A book 

the Canon in less than 12 hours. The Grand Can n, i by mar 

.. :■ fare for the round trip is only p: ;e engr, 1 Sj i 

jio.oo, and meals and comfortable loclg- graphs, and furnishing all] 

ngs arc provided throughout the trip at mation, may be ■■' a n ; 
1 Lsonnble price. The vie*- of the plication to Jno. ]. Dn : ,- 
% Grand Canon afforded at the terminus of nock Block, Chicago, 111. 






He the light and lift 
\'"S .- • voice was bli 

the a? a bugle call. 


Natick, Mass., lime 4th, 1S92. 
Gex. J. P. Cii.LLV: 

Dear Sir, — In returning, as requ 
copy of the First Maine Bugle, I may 
be pardoned for calling to ; .■ att n- 
tion a statement made in your regimental 
history which gives credit to a regiment 
not entitled to the same. 1 refer to the 
account of the light at, or i;c--o.r. Ground 
Squirrel Bridge, Va.. May 1 tth, 1864, 
page 261, and of Col. Smith, page ? >j, 
both accounts give the credit of covering 
your retreat to the Sixteenth IV 
va-nia Cavalry. This duty was not per- 
formed by ?!um, but by : ; small firce 
of about eighty-four men and two offi- 
cers, who had been on picket ail r.ighl 
of the tenth, under orders from Gen. 
Sheridan. On their return 
ordered to take po 1 column be- 

ta ( 2ii the Tenth Nev. 1 irk an 1 an- 
other regiment, the Tenth Pennsylvania 
I think. This order u as promptb 
ed, and the march taken up I 
Richmond. When just i ey ad, - il 
of Groun ! >; ^ [inrrel chun h and 
the First Brigade biv< >uae of the 1 
bef >re, an orderly from Gen. Gregg rode 
up and asked, " is this Capt. < ■■■ - - 11 
of the Firs! Mass ichusetis 1 ■ ir; ." i 
replied " Ves." lie sai !, "The First 
Maine Cavaln ere rearguard; th< ■ I . 
been attacked and are 1 ... ven; you 
are or lerc 1 to 2 ■ back and covei I 

n . .. ; 

* left, broke 

ar. The read ;,_ 
that it was imj 
e and w. 

1 - go by. i saw Col. i ' . 

the pressure, an 
passe i 
retreat/' I . ' , T 1 


y. who 1 

let throng! ' ' -. - 



!>e's back, and held 

: ; • . 


■ . ' 
ross the 1 . . 
a shot was sired by any 1 'edei ' : 

in sight u a. n they v ere 1 li 

t I 

the I !■- ' 

! ' . rs ? 

- hi pas: . H< Is . 

as the First Ma> 

Cavali ' he dil net 

BUGLE /. h ' 

1 1 " 

..•■ c r :; but he remembered v* 1 
, kicer said, viz.: " Stea ly, i 
m en, wait till those men get by, then 
give them hell," which was exactly 
what was said. Now, I know I was 
there and in command of what was r< 
battalion; I 'know I was wounded in 
; ...... an( l hip, also had a valuable horse 

killed. I stayed till all firing had a 
and not a rebel in sight, when ] turned 
ewer the command to Lieut. Merrick, 
the only officer present. My men mount- 
ed me on a captured horse and I went 
for my regiment, which belonged to the 
First Brigade, and had been to As! : n 
that morning. Gen. D. McM. Gregg stop- 
ped me on the way and asked how matters 
stood, complimented and brevetted me 
major. Dr. Moore of his staff gave a 
drink of brandy and 1 went my way, 
joining my regiment about one mile 
further on. There was not a vestige of 
organization in sight of toe road be- 
tween my squad and Gen. Gregg, though 
they were rapidly getting together. I 
have talked this over with Lib by often 
and promised to write an account. Still 
[ hated to ^\o so and should not at this 
time, only it seems a favorable opportu- 
i ; . The facts are as I state then,. The 
First Massachusetts Cavalry and not the 
Sixteeeth Pennsylvania or any other 
regiment of the Secon i Brigade covered 
von retreat that morning, and ii the 
force, Gordon's Brigade, was overwheim- 
ir.g.the more reason for pride on 

for stopping them. 

Yours very truly, 

I). H. L. G.i i-\ on, 
Late First Massachusetts Cavalry. 
-.■•• ii-:. First MAssuchii-i-lTf 'avalry [>p. 
. ■ .' i e ,! ! :~ portmii on p. t-> '. l 


:t*.o\ c , tin i.l to do ihi* partial justu'e to l ipt. 
( , ^ ,., ttmj his l>au ihon ot i)k u;ali;o>t t- irst 
.'! .incbusfiis Cuvalrj.) 

Grand Rah; s, Mich , June Sth, 1S92. 

GKN. J. L. « ll.i.EY, 

M v Dkau Sir:— While 1 plead guilty 
In li at subtle charmer, 1 lattery, 1 an, 

. ■ 
t i 

he 1 Lho.' 

I i 

Vet if you v. ill b< 

[ will avail 
e ratio n , an 

k. /e yet to ni 

eading since 
t h a n 1 

Steveru , t 

tb " ial 1 e yon [1 ■ 

i • . ■■ ' H 

to the command of the f . - i 
S id k Valley an 

carry out the cam; i 1 
b . k i 5 outli 
Ab >ut fi\ c c'< lock on the 1 . 1 
June 2d, three compai 
New kkrk ] 
k ncen he cm 

and we 1 

thirty saddles en ptie 1. Our 
knowingly cl ' ' Iml 

were re-< nf ; '■ I '' 

nt, and th - '1 - ity-Firs! New 
York Cavalry and eh 1 
time drh ir.g ti 
< ha; [c developed tiie ! 
: i strongl 

near t vil • : 1 i '• • The or 

■ ied fr<>m this tn rt till I 

enemy advanced fi 
breastv k tried I 1 

Hn e regi , - ■ 

mounted and ' >ds to 

light as i I 

wavi ring; ba kw; rds ai 

the ■'■' avin; fa noon- 

day sun. Late in t! - lay 

both up n t 
infantrv and artillen ! 



; ' ordered a concevi d C J rge. The 
enemy could not withstand th 
gave way and retreated, i,. ; ,] { 
the battle were some one thousa I 
hundred prisoner, (over one hundred 
ofucers among them) a numbei killed 
(among them Gen. J on , . 
ded the confederate forces and his adju- 
tant-general) the capture of three! 
commanders and arms a I, :out n ents 
(three thousand stand of small am . and 
all of their artillery,) cons 
such a victory. Gen. Jones seemed too 
brave a man to kill but the. bullet had 
been moulded to end Ins mortal career. 
His body was found neat the front and 
when Col. MeReynoids viewed his re- 
mains he noticed a masonic emblem 
u P° n }»s person, ordered a coffin made 
and tliat he be given a Christian burial. 
About this time one of our generals 
happened along and said, -Col., vou 
se e"> to have a damned sight of sympathy 
for a dead rebel." The Cob answered, 
'•General, he was a brave man; he is 
dead now and can hurt no one." So 
that if R0t re-interred the remains of 
Gen. Jones will be found near the foot 
of a tree not tar f rom t j ie viIlage of 
Piedmont, Va. To be brief, Col. 
MeReynoids announced the victory to 
Gen. Hunter and asked the privilege of 
sending his cavalry after the retreating 
enemy. Gen. Hunter's reply was, 
"Glory enough for one day— glory 
enough for one day— rest your men.'' 
Poor Hunter, a campaign that opened 
with su-h bright promise ended in dis- 
appointment and vexation of spirit. 
When Lynchburg was reached we four) 1 
the enemy strongly re-enforced from 
Gem Lee's main army, so after nearly 
two day's fighting we commenced a 
retreat through a hostile country, 
harassed by the enemy u; on m, n , c; - 
sion offered. One day tb ,- attacked 
our advance, hit us in the side, placing 
several pieces of artillery "hors (fit cot 


never tog, 

1 currently i 



contrary to orders, early , 

1 b 3 ti 
■ After a long and loi 

" : 

road and se; | . 

who was guai 

&' ' ■ :laim. 

Poorol ,Idi -. 
mc a «d see so m. i 
an existence with 
; "Pan) .■:" 

Pathway sweet, wit] 
their heads and ; 
who in thei 
their grave 
solace of lovin 

" Swing low, sv. [ ' . 

when they -hall J 
last roll call yen i y g: t 
and take i 


ami suffering mes of this Id. 

V «T stars that 
the skies are as the crysl 
Him who said, "Come unt 
weary one- ; jive vou res 

Very tr 
B. F. McRf.yn • 
Licet. First Xew York ( 


• Gi;x. Cn.LEV:— End . 

lar for which ; 

■■:. 7 ( , 


Bud ■'. Please excuse me for not remit- 
ting sooner. 1 have received them all 
so far and hope I shall he able to get 
them while I live. As 1 have not been 
able to attend any of the reunions, the 
lJCCLE is a great comfort to me. I am 
in hopes the reunion of 1S93 will lie held 
in Chicago, and if I am able to get out 
of the house I will be there. 

Yours in F. C. & I..., 
Alvin Hunter, Co. F. 

[Hist. p. 550.] 

2-S Central Square, E. Boston, Mass. 

May 12th, 1892. 
Gis. J. P. Cili.ey. 

Dear Sir: — Not receiving the Bugle 
of lair, I began to think I must be in 
arrears and had better march up to the 
front and settle. I believe 1 have not 
seen you or received a letter from you 
since I saw you at the reunion at the 
Lancers' Armory in 1S90. I v. as at the 
banquet, and while you were speaking, 
was called away on important business. 
I intended to go back, or at least see 
you again before you returned home. 
I could hardly realize that it was twenty- 
seven or twenty-eight years ago th it: I. 
. had seen you. and you kindly burnished 
me with a horse and man to go over the 
mountain from bath, Derkely Springs, 
Va., to take the cars home. I remem- 
ber a clay or two before I left, you 
noticed the shabby condition of my 

pants and gave me a pan 


never shall forget what you said when I 
put the pants on. I noticed the gold 
stripes on the legs, and I said to you, 
"Cap',., shall I remove the stripes on the 
legs?" and you said, "Xo, unless you are 
ashamed to wear them.'' 1 kept the 
Stripes on until I arrived it! bosti n 
kept them for years aft :rv ards a relic, 
and to-day I can assure you I am pi ad 
to say that 1 have worn a pair of Cener- 
7m pants, and wish I had preserved them 
until the present day.' Undoubtedly 

fresh : ■ 

that J : 

] have said before, 
many ot ... 

,-ercoat, an I 
Augusta, ] 
you m; y rcmei 
more, 1 was in 11 

[ 1 h er 5 I do n 1 r 1 t 

had lain m on 
the hoi ep] i on, 

and n>^'.-, and mad I 
freely over my coal 
into the car v h : re you ; 
the officers were, and my 

; I 7 Up. V ; I 

wish to continue it and j 
ance that circumstances will 
push the good 1 ; - 
,0 hard to , it dish. I 
at the reunion in II 
cumstances were such t ! 
leave my business. 1 | ' -hall be 

able to attend the m I 

1 1 . .... 

LCaliT.p. ' 

New ^ " . 

My Dear Gen 

Youi history is a marvel to m< 
the cm rpi in s a terb 

publicat with you 

ciation impresses 
monthly meetings of reg 

Lion sin hi : • 

. I j 

have frequently wishe : 1 h. 

: ility t. sf .rt one 1 lave 
ed m\ ch mated histori 

i (ave you 
t > r y »f tht "J enth Xew York C a 
It is : : 

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Wm. f. Caki • 
Cart. Co. 1), 4Stb, N. V. S. V 
i ■ Major C. S. A. 

is to denv mvself the impulse to add to 

T ,' *. . „ Newport, \ r., Mav joth, iS 12. 

i what I already receive — not a small pail 

Dear Comk vr» : 

T received the Bu ;i.E all a. I I - 
.. '' 1 
my account i I twc years. Every- 
one says the Hi 
• . • . : nd those w ' 
think i( nice and 
woul ! get up som< t 

Yours in l-\ C. and I.., 
Joseph II. Bradley, Ha . . sG 

Chaplain loth X. Y. Cav. '< 1!! :. j 13. 

of which relates to the dear, goad old 
campaigning days. Wore [ brave 
enough to venture further I would be 
very glad to become a subscriber to the 
First Maine Bugle, whose music is ex- 
ceedingly sweet to my ears— but, I can- 
m >t, 1 van not ! 

Very tvalv vours in F. C. & L . 


Chicago, Maj 16th, 1S92. 1 ' 

Gen. I. P. Cilley: G 

Dear Sir and Comrade,— I am to-day time i n 

in receipt of the April number of the name. ! \ 

First Maine Bucle. 1 enclose $2 I remen 

for same. lam always phased to re- (' 

ceive the Bugle, and although my con- burnii g of o\ . 

nectionswith the First Maine Cavalry ■. ■ [the last LJu 

was brief, my recollections arc \ery there and ca 

pleasant ones. I feel honored to have liked to stay with nv 

been a member of a regiment whose th . pul vn the re!, 

record is so grand and g,-,A as that of could not. My 1 1 not 

the First Maine Cavalry. The late 

lamented Lincoln said to me in 1804, want my picture; J have not anj 

" It is honor enough to any man to have own but I will ha\ s 01 
belonged to the First Maine Cavalry." 1 ive it in July. 

I hope to have the pleasure of shaking history. 1 tell her sin 

hands with many of my late comrades- soon as I can get the money I 

in-arms of the First Maine Cavalry at 1 am mud ith the B 

the Grand Army Encampment at Wash- also all the family. I will ; 

ington, in September next. T also hope weeks for the 1 
for the pleasure of seeing many of them J • ' 

in out city during the coming World's ' ' 

Fair. Fraternally yours, Latjirc Mo., 1 

A. J. Burlank. Cfn. J. P. Cilj 

[Hist. p. 55S.] Dear SirandComi . ! 
ly interested in tht Be 

Tuckerton, N. J.. May 17th, 1S92. ladly :um- 

Gen. J. P. Cilley: stam . - : 1 ; . I ; res 

Dear Comrade, — Thanks . for your straitened on ace of 

kindness in sending me a specimen of ill health, that I cann t 

the Bugle, which I shall k< =p ■ a per- highest appre iaiion 

sonal memento of your well-reineml :red regiment in 

self, and enclose payment. But I am yours truly, 
positively so overwhelmed with litera- IFF. 'th 1 

tare that one of the hardest trials of life ' : Lie it. Co. II, 10th X. V. C 

SI CLE . Clli .' 

Portland, Me., June 29th, 1892, 


My Dear Sir,— A short time ago I 
noticed in Riverside Cemetery. Lewis- 
£1 rs, a beautiful momument to Lhc 1 i< m- 
ory of Daniel G. Irish, died Dee. 17th, 
1 S9 r, aged 47, He was a member of 
Company G, First Maine Cavalry. I 
had not heard of his death and thought 
perhaps you might not know of it and 
would like the information for the " Roll 
of honor. 1 ' 

I was thinking to-day of a little 
ine'dent that pleased me very much, 
and I thought- possibly it might please 
you and some cf the boys. At any 
rate here it is: In the summer of 
'S9 I was stopping at Laconia, X. II., 
tor a short time, and it happened dur- 
ing my stay there that the New Hamp- 
shire Veterans held their annual re- 
union at Weirs (a few miles from La- 
conia) where they have nice grounds 
on the shore of the lake, and many of 
the regiments own nice cottage?. They 
generally go into camp for a week, and 
one day of the week is made a regular 
holiday in all of the surrounding towns. 
So, as I couldn't do any busines on that 
day I took the little steamer and went 
over to the grounds for the day. There 

says I. "Oh, 

of them for ten oi I - 

he. "We used to | 

than that." " How 1 

11 Wh , we used I 

t- YV< 11 we never 1 

thai, for th I I 1 1 

airy was always s 

of us 1 ever; 

in the country,'' _ . . 

reached it i ai 

partner, I 1 loi • I t I 

Cavalry." You can , 

what a shout \ n\ ij 11 those 

within he aring. 

Very truly • 

L. H.To 

[Hisl. p. 573.] 

^cre several ti 

id P e, 


and among them all I did not see one 
that I had ever seen before. They 
have a large dining-room that will seat 
about a thousand, and serve a good 
dinner for twenty-five cents. At dinner, 
after eating my rill of good old-fashion- 
ed "bean hole-' baked beans, etc., I 
asked the comrade at my side to pass 
the watermelon rs it was beyond my 
reach. He passed it, and at the same 
time helped himself. I made the re- 
mark that if didn't taste as good as it 
used to in "Old Virginny." "Xo," 
-•e says, " nor we don't get them so 
cheap, as we used to there, either." 
" Mow cheap did you get them there I 1 " 

Moreno, Cal. May 51 . 1 

Gen. J. P. Cii 1 r.v: 

Dear General,— At you i I " . 

ward to you answe 
propounded in circular, [world 
the comrades ail real t 
that you are doing for the n. For 1 
I am astonished at the n t 

work that you ha> 
Maine Cavalry an 1 that ' 
pose doing. It must I 
of love " and ought to I ing y< >u \ en 
near to the he; its of 1 
you will given h 
carry on what you pro] 1 

aid you furtl 

onh to ceo I and ] -'. 

that I have not forgot 

A. A. • •■ 

rum. P . idT.i 

P. S. Capt. T. C. Webber was . 

in the 

ago, wl . - years, 

and 1 presume is there 

in the last RullCn his 

cm-en. A. A. R. 




SOUTH i -..v 

alone .-. \ ■ 
child s n . . ! 

died when her child t . .'.....•. 

old. My) . • 

all J can do to Ii 

Httle; I only drav, eigh , 

for pens! m ami if i 

from one drawing 

' ' ' 

1 can v, ,: : ■ 
■' itl 

to li\ 
s next, so vou 
see la- not able to take the ■ r;i 
but T wish you all success. If I • 
able I will take it. ] , 

much to see you and all t! 

From your friend and comrade in 
K C & L. } James X, - 

[JUst. p. 552.] 

kindh n 

■ ' 

' tlier was the mc , as it i 

J. 1. i 

ve many similar letters, which 
or evident reasons it is not wise to puh- 

1 rece 

f evidc 
lisb. To ad these 3 reply in the 
ing manner : 

'"Jf the Bugle is any comfort to you 
or to your family, just enjoy its perusal 
all you can and fi nc ] , , n ; d ; . n ^ 

the fact that your comrades in :1 old 
regiment have sympathy for vou and 
interest in your welfare to the extent e^ 
sending you the b ;u; . if . c . n 
evi ' Pay for i-t or any ,,,.; of ,;._ v .., }] 
and good, and the in "ney thus received 
>viil the « go to help in like manner 
another deserving comrade . his 

Special gifts have been mad- by com- 
rades to cover these cases. Sad. ; 
hav- at embarrasse ! me 
being received in the spirit in which 
they were offered. I earnestly desire 
the continuance of such i ifts, t 
them made dire< ay to : 
The object we all aim to secure is the 
grand truth, that the association is a 
debtor to each of its mend ers and each 
member is under obligat n to s 

^tion. This truth caa be reai and 
effet tivc if two-third* of the can :a les 
will pay for their lli'r.i.Y.S j 'orm tlv. It 

Gj ... ClLT.EY: 
' : :to-d 

of the 5l Idi - ■ 

pva! y- Edwin K. D ' 

ii :s in oar \ 

i i , ' lead; the; , 

' : . . 

few no v. living p. 

the spot t. j pi . . - . 
d e chr; ' I 

•' : • : ; 

ernment or tin l i 

mc right that th j 

as aaa .. for our i 

gave their lives for its si t l! 

is a provisi u i 


how to 1 [ Will « 

of the r le i man. 

Jennik E. Mel : 

■ ■ • 

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: Capt. J. - i. 
v ill und ubtedlv < 


11 I 

5 ■■/> to 200 Lewis St., New V ■ ,., 

May 2Sth, ! " 12 

Gen. Cilley : 

{.'ear Sir, — Referring to yours of re- 
cent date in which you suggest j 
might have something to contribute 
to the pages of the "Bt'GLE," I en- 
close some lines entitled ; ' The Bugler," 
which I wrote as an introduction to a 
sketch illustrated with die bugle call to 
be given at an entertainment of veterans 
this spring. It was not written with a 
view to publication, but I send it with- 
out revision, and if you find it suitable 
for your purpose, please accept it with my 
compliments. 1 still retain my oid cop- 
per bugle in " C" which i bought in the 
summer of '64, when detailed as Bugler 
lo Gen. II. E. Davies Headquarters First 
Brigade, also Headquarters Second ' 
vision and Headquarters Cavalry Corps. 
It is only within a few years that J have 
resumed practice on the bugle, in order 
to take part in flag presentations with a 
" Salute to the Color, 1 ' public entertain- 
ments, Post masters, parades, ceremo- 
nies, etc. Yours truly, 

Henry T. Bartlett, 

Portland, Me., June 5th, 1892. 
Gen. Cilley : 

Dear Sir, — T enclose two dollars in 
payment for the Bugle. Please accept it. 
Will try and do better soot,. I am out 
oi work and as my wife is cut of health 
I have not been able to do much for the 
Blgle, but as I read the pages over I 
cannot help doing my duty. Will send 
for a badge as soon as I get work again, 
and 1 will take more interest in the as- 
sociation as I feel it my duty more and 
more ever}' year. Yours with respect, 
Hiram T.Cook, 
101 York St., Portland, Me. 

[Hial.p. 617. j 

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M VY , . I 

Gen. j. p. O li , : 

: . 

cents ' ■ p -. foi tl .... 

' 1 n< il 

' ' ' 
• :ar. f thi: 
is paid f, . up to 1S93, for Co . 
coe K . 1 paid 

dollar last year . 

another, I consicl 1 n 

April [S93. My pension is 

to me. I could not 

i 1 1 it work, my leg trcu! 

Cud only knows what I < 

}' e - v before I got my p< nsli n, botl 

hunger and sickne 

I ' ' ■ ;elf. Ma; t ; 

ies and prosper the 1 "the 

old regiment. 

With love and 

o. I . .; 

Dayenlort, I- i\va, Tn ' , 
Gen. J. P. Cilley : 

Dear Sir and ( le,— End 

pic ise ' I 1 dollar fo 
1' CLE, ine year. 
see soi ' " from t 

dry that ever cl 
and that 

the Potomac. 1 1 will 
here where the war is sup] to 1 

b e'- settled bv "The 

Yours fraternal . 

E. L.IIayv, '. 

Mai. ;'.: ■. N Y. Cav 


l //'ST MA IX l: ■ ■ 


"There is no honor in rank or title r official tion, 
wealth, like the honor and pride which belong to the surviv i 
which preserved constitutional liberty on the face of the earth." 

Af»r.ii£vi..\Tios".s.-- -b., born ; d., died; dau., daughter; elk h.,.di :h ' .. -ted; Hi* , 
History; m. married; p., page; res., reside I. 

Charles S. Brown, (Hist. p. 489); 
res. Lincoln v-ille, Me.; m. Anna M. 
Richards, July 14, 1S66; found dead in 
his bed — cause probably heart disease. 
Fred I., b. Jan. 29, rS6; . 
Mary E., b. May 1st, 1S70. 
• Frank H., b. May 19, 1S75. 

Seth C. Brown, (Hist. p. 4S9) : b. in 
Levant; en. at Carmel; in. Miss Laura 
Downing, Feb. 2S, 1S70. 


Walter E., b. Feb. 21, 1S71. 

Arthur I., b. Oct. 10. 1S73. 

Oc. farming; res. Iowa, Kansas, and 

Colorado; Republican; United Brethren. 

John O. Bruce, (Hist. p. 4S9) ; b. in 
Corinna, July S, 1S32: res. at en., Bel- 
mont; m. Rebecca A. Knowlton, in 
S ■ anville, Aug. 14, 1S51. 


Abbie M., b. Dec. 19, 1S52. 
Georgie A., b. Aug. s, 1S53. 
Mar.riner, b. March 0, 1S55. 
Susie N., b. Feb. 27, 1S57. 
Frank W., b. May i, 1S59. 
Ruth E., b! May io, r 

Res. since dish., Belfast ; an i 
t er since dischai I blicai 

tend the Met! 


. ■ ■ R. Bucl Hist. ] 

b. July 25, 1S27, al Warren; m. 
A. Viral, Jan. 25, 1 54. 

Otis G., b. Dec. i< , 1854. 

En. from 'I • 
'1 homaston and Warn u; ] 
disch.; Dcm< 1 ' ; .■' i 


William V. Genu t, | .; 

b. in Frankfort, Jan. ro, 1 v . ; 1 
meda Bemis, of : 

■ . 

I ester .- .. b. ! 11 1 

Merton V., b. Feb. 21, 1 

Alfred B.j b. June 1.,, ; 

Res. ' ; far 

2, 1S73. 

Aclnah Gilmon . 5 

29, \S2Q-, m. March ; . : 
[enkins, dau. of Renj. 
. . Nov. 30, [S32. 


1 1 :; 



{ . C. Gihnore, b. Aug. 15, rS66. 

Res. Jacksonville, Fla.; oc. mill saw- 
yer. Mis father, Ad-nah P. Gilmore, 
res., Turner; b. Feb. 15, 1703. His 
mother. Betsey Keen, was b. Sept. 29, 
[-99, and was dau. of Snow and Snllie 

Charles B. Gilman, (Hist. p. 491); 
b. in Bingham . April 18, 1837; res. at 
em, Southpoit; m. Oct. 19, 1S56, Lorean 
B, Bennett, who d. Jan. 24, 1873. 


Daniel W., 1). Aug. 24, 185S. 

Junah E-. b. Oct. 20, i860. 

Sarah P., b. Sept. 20, 1S62. 

Alonzo B., b. June 20, rS66. 

George G., b. May 10, 1S6S. 

Farmer; re:.., Bingham since disch,; 
Republican; attends ana prefers the 
Freewill Baptist denomination. 


Samuel M. Holden, (Hist. p. 487); 
b. in Casco, March 26, 1S40; res. at en., 
Casco; m. Harriet E. Sawyer, in Iowa, 
Oct. 23, 1S67. 


Abby Eldora, b. Jan., 1809. 

Willie Melville, b. Jam, 1S71. 

Xellie C., b. Sept., 1873. 

Ernest Lee, b. Dec, 1S75. 

Frank Carter, b. Jan., 1SS1. 

Res. since disch., Iowa three years, 
and since that Nebraska; oc. farming 
and stock raising; Democrat: Congre- 

After Mr. Mullen's transfer to the 
navy he went on board the receiving 
ship Princeton, at Philadelphia harbor, 
a I was held there nine months, during 
which time he was. sick in the hospital 
at Philadelphia. At the time of the as- 
sasi nation of President Lincoln an • 
came. to send a tug boat i\:>*n to the 
breakwater, about a hundred miles from 


er and t<v, ;. 

it was rum 

of hei This proved I 

port. Hoi 

as one of tl • 

served on hi g. 27, 

; . LORD. 
John F. Lord, Hist. ; ; . 

gust 20, 1S39; m. 
2, [i I : Si 

iv •' I I r! . • . 

(Knights) Mills. 


Charle 1 ., b. March io, ) S65. 

Willis A., b Xov. iS, 1SC9, d. Fe 1 . 


Willis A., b. J ly 2 

Millard J., b. Oct. 6, V 5o. 

Res. Limington and • >oro; al- 

though !i: al led by a m < severe 
in his left eye and ten:; . c rig pa- 
ralysis, I has ei 
well side from inactivity 1 \ . 
the variou • pursr its • >f pi 

. LI 1 f 

His fmher, James F. ] 1, \ as b. 
Jan. 16, i'mc ; ves. I in ingt< n, 
! : and Buxton ; he m. S \ '.. I s , 1838, 
Sarah B. Stevens, who was b. ]i 
1S17. 1 rents 

who in. i i am ah Durrcl 
dore Stevens, who m. Mary Boyd 

I fatl was \dam 1 .ere, a 

revoiutionan e ; : 

years and re-e 1] 
In t d. at Albany. X. V , 
small 1 >x. vdan 1 1. J 
AS. A I ■ I 
A<e. Frederic See;: I I .4 ,5 E 

b. April 1 S, ! s ee. at 
Co. 11,24th Mail 
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Entered at tt, p M < OJiv., Boc&land, J/V., a, S .', ■■■ . 

Campaign II. July, 1892. Cam. 9. 

" The neighing troops, the flashing blade, 
The Bugle's stirring blast." 

















Editor, Edward P-. ToniE, Pawtucket, R. I. 

Published by the First Maine Cavalry Association, 

Address, I. P. Cii.i.ey, Treasurer, Rockland, Maine. 


\ Well -Written Sketch of the Reeiment. 

The following sketch of the regiment was compiled from 
history, by George L. Kilmer, of the editorial staff of the 
American Press Association. 




When the honors of war were distributed in March, 1865, 
and the First Maine Cavalry was authorized to inscribe on its- 
regimental colors the names of twenty-nine battles in which it 
had "borne a meritorious part," most people in and out > 
army believed that the limit of fighting had been 1 ached, am 
that a bloodless campaign or perhaps one hard tits 
end it. But during the month succeeding, the regiment f 
seven engagements, in one of which it lost more men killed 
than in any other of the thirty-six battles of 1 .Thirty 

six battles during three years oi fighting ! One battl 
each month of the real work of the war; 1 ttle a month 

where its services were meritorious and conspicuous. 

The First Maine was recruited in six weeks' time in the fall 
of r 86r , the whole State being the musterin I 

cers had their pick of recruits, because it w - t first cal 
troopers and the quota allowed but one cavalry regime] 
they took li none but sound, able-bodied men in all r< 
tween the ages of eighteen and thirty-1 
moral and temperate habits, active, intelligent, v\ r . 
hardy, weighing not le^s than one hundred I I 
nor more than one hundred and sixty p >u 


,,.„, ht ! 'f 2 ' rhey early met with on . 

taught a useful lesson. 1 ,j COVPril .„ v., i ■ 

valley in May one battalion < , 

along ^ narrow P1 ke, ran ful, tilt into a Con; 

"-**> reined up in surprise and the 

=1- over a milJdam, men and horses 

eiess and appalling wreck, 
ext experience of the regiment wa 
on the Rapidan, where it stood in line for 

uu'Z rdn ^."P in sur P rf5C «d the rear rank rusl I 

in a hopeless ana appalling wreck 

The next experience of the regiment was at Cedar m, . 

fire ,rom art,l ery and passed the ordeal with, inch,,, 

*e other battles of their first year, Second Bui 
and Irecencksburg, the regiment was of, 
fatal results, and in the Chancellorsville ca, p 
Gen. Stoneman on his famous ride around Lee' J arm) ■ 
With staring and a lively brush now and Ll 
squadrons, with the confederate! , pers in j ; 

thus was only practice for the serious work ahead, and ii , . 
ideal cavalry corps that Gen. Pleasonton led out on : 
1865, to cross the Rappahannock river in the face 'of 
S ;" arts gal^nt squadrons, and find out what Lee was ; 
™ th ^ 'die army. The First Maine was in the , 
Gen. Gregg, and had for its brigadier the dashing , Ki!- 

patnek, a boy ol twenty-two. No need to t, II her ' 1 
men ol Buford crossed the rax:,, met and drove ba< k : 
best brigades under Gens. Jones, Hampton and Lee. tl ■ 
first genuine horseback fight of the war. 

Gregg's division forded the river and sei ed Si I 
Brandy Station, headquarters and all, and Stuart, ar ■- ' 1 
wrath, turned his whole power loose upon tin 
Col. Percy Wyndham that had despoiled his cum., ' Gv. 
i" danger of losing the fruits oi his charge w] 

HIS TOR } ' FIUS T « MA /XT C. 1 ! '. ! / ' ' \ 

ppeared, leading his command for the first tin 
Coming to the he'd the brigade emerged from the wood on 
open ground and charged in column of sqi A 

federate battery, screened by shrubbery, welcomed the ne 
arrival with shells, and a force of confederate cavalry d; 
upon the leading regiment, capturing its colonel and ' 
line back. The second regiment fared even worse, and I ' 
patrick rode to the First of Maine, shouting, "Men of M 
you must save the da} 7 !" 



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3 ; iy 


Making a sli: tour t< 

the right, the regiment 
struck the confederate horse 
in the flank, en all his 

squadrons; then swept on 
up the hill into and over t 
battery, shooting and 
ing right and lee-. In the 
melee the ranks were broken 
and the leader waited a 
minutes to rally the 
ors, the enemy meantir e 
rushing in to close the gap 
against then return. T li c 
column reformed and rode 
straight for the batterv 

[Killer! in a charge at Aldie,] 

then with a sudden swerve the flank avoided it and galli 
to the brigade. Only one killed, nine wounded and thirty- 
captured were the casualties, but Kilpatrick told >'s on 

the spot that it was "one of the best charges ever m 1 . ." an 
that it saved the division from defeat. Kilpatrick got a star fov 
the exploit, and thanked the First Maine for winn 

Eight days later Kilpatrick, at the head of a new divi 
met Stuart in front .of Aldie Gap, in the Blue Ridge, and was 
getting the worst of it when Gregg's column, with the Fii t 
Maine leading, hastened to his aid. The confederates I 
the advantage, with a shelter of haystaeks, a stonewall ; 
ditch, and several of Kilpatrick's regiments had been broken 



st the regiment seven deaths in batt five \vc 

up and driven back to i' 1 :ir cannon. " ' | ol;e 

rear in despair, and his e\ i ' i 

Galloping up to its colonel he shouted, " . of ] 
saved the day* at Bran» ition; 

There were two battalions presei ! 

lily formed for the charge. Kilpatrick i ■ by 

Col. Douty, and giving thre< rousing cheers, a ith wavir 
the calvacade swept down an incline ; rd th< 
enemy. The held was cleared at the ! i dash i 
Maine boys rode in excited pursuit until thee 
mounted line behind a stone wall. At thi | 
ranks suffered severely for a moment, but th imp ; of 1 
charge bore them through the coi 
routed and driven from the held. Col. Douty f : 
wall, pierced with two bullets. This affair cost ck 
seventeen wounded. Two days later, al Middlel 
ment charged a position screened by woods and 
and carried it, losing three officers and ei it i icn 
twenty-seven wounded. 

In the Gettysburg battle the First Maine mi d t 
righting of Gregg's division, the brigade ch u 
Custer in the great combat of July 3d. On the 1 
however, at Shepardstown on tl Potomac, Jul; 1 
nine killed and seventeen wounded in an affair \ ith 
federate rear guard. 

The campaign of 1863 in the Army of th mac w:- 

of warfare in the saddle for the cavalry. Th n 
try phase came late in the following year, but re lh< 

mance period faded the First Maine had one more chai 
win unique distinction for daring work. A detail oi 
hundred was chosen by Kilpatrick to ride on the far 
to Richmond in February, 1S64. Later, when K 
the rash Dahlgren divided forces, five companies of th 
boys headed the little column of five hui cln . : which 1 
led with such fatal results against the works of tht 
ate capital. This ride of m I iness and 


besides eighteen deaths in prison and eightci 
lives. Then followed the era of swift rid 
d i s m o u n t e d c aval ry . 

On the nth of May, 1864, in Sheridan Kiel :id, tin 

First Maine was rear guard when Sti was defeal t Yd 
Tavern. The Maine boys foughl n foot ; 1 
and broke for the first time, under the pressure of a whole I 
gade. The loss was nine killed and ; elvi ui 

The next fight of the regiment w; • arm as any ■ 

engagement on record, and Gregg's division re the 

brunt. This was at St. Mary's church, Ya., Jun< I 

Wade Hampton with a large mounted force a to cut 

off Grant's wagon train passing from the P 
James river. The First Maine look the lead of the div 
and when the troops saw that they cried out, " Fight to-day, 
boys ; the First Maine's in the advance." 

Gregg dismounted his men and built rude br< ks, anc 

then the Maine men opened the fight and ended it, a 
carbines and revolvers. 

Though ordered to retire the men did so slowly, t 
every ridge and fence and clump of trees for one moi 
So they held on till a batten' come to their aid, and :h.y 
ed to defend that when it ran out of a nmunition. 
hundred and sixty men engaged seventh 
twenty-nine wounded. Hampton was livid up until the > 
train was beyond reach. Sheridan left tl f the Po- 

tomac Aug. i, 1 86.1, but Gregg's division remained behir 
Petersburg, followed the fortunes of Hancock in his exped 
on the confederate flanks. The regiment a two 

to its list during August, and in September was n 
eight companies of Maine troops transferred f 
trict of Columbia Cavalry. The strength was a 
dred with this increase. On Oct s;th at B ydl n 
sixteen were killed and fifty-six wounded in a sa\ 
with Wade f lampion's mounted V>vc^^. 

The First Maim., at that time belonged to a brigade c 
manded by Col. C. II. Smith, its former leader, who was a c ip- 


tain in the regiment in 1861. Cilley, the fi - ! the 

first man wounded, had gra\ itat< ' p and led tl 


The highest casualty list 
of all was at Dinwiddle Court 
House, March 3 1 st, 1865, the 
preliminary of Five Forks. 
Sheridan's c a v a I r y w a s 
forced to give ground all 
day and at 1 en gib Smith's 
brigade was called upon to 
d e f e n d a c r e e k c r o s s i n g 
against heavy odds. Tl 
First Maine dismounts 
advanced in a deployed line ph 

ed and ;' ■ ! | 

edline ; ;; ' 

to meet charging cavalry. j . 1 

They opened fire with Spen-- %-ipl jj •■• 



cer and Henry rifles, seven 

and sixteen shooters, and 


I crate c o i n m n 



1 /•' 

[The brothers S. W. and P. M. 

the confe 

trembled, wavered and part- 
ed right and left, soon to 
melt away in a formless 
wreck of dead horses and men. In tins fight the First M 
Joss was twenty- seven killed and sixty-six wounded. 

At Appomattox, Smith's brigade was'placed in the la 
opened to Lee, the Lynchburg road. The fighting on Se. 
April 9th, that ended in Lee's surrender, began on the fn 
the First Maine, and its loss there was seven killed and thirteen 

The total loss of the regiment killed and mortally wound- 
ed was fifteen officers and one hundred and fifty-] 
the highest suffered by any cavalry regiment in the entire I 
army. The First Maine was organized and led throughout by 
volunteer officers. It lost one colonel, one lieutenant c 
and one chaplain killed in action. At St. Mary's Church its 
colonel, lieutenant colonel and a major were wounded. 

HIS TOR Y FIRS T MA f. VE C. 1 1 'A /. R ) 

And all this noble record was made by average rrn 
twin sergeants, whose pictures from phot' 
the war accompany this sketch, would n< 
artist's canvas so grandly as do some of the Uhl ! i 

goons that rode at Gravellotte and Sedan, but they are g 
the First Maine troops, for whom there can be n • 
eulogy than the simple record of their persistent ' ing. 
other thing, I have stated that the regiment was led by -\ 
teers, early in its career a cast iron rule of anti-j i 
total abstinence was promulgated at headquarters. '! li 
not signify anything, but some wags would have it th< 
troopers in the held there was no redeeming vice left ex 
fighting, hence the thirty-six battles on the First Mai 

vj m u 








-d promote sucl/effortf 6 t0 Patr ° niZe ° ther] 

The history of the First Maine Cavaln ]~. -,„ 
accomplished ,,,,,., ( . v - nal O '«s attei 

portraits of men and offi L. s J « § and ph ° t0 "' ' 
places. These pictures a . ^ ° f 3 ° ; fa « 

of 1000 copies t co l t C ° 5t,n5 ^°° f ° r an ' 
in half ntorocJo. ^ Pag "' Sv °' a " d is b , 


»- Pa^ of p icture ;£ vit "ccm-i '° n 

P-s, both editions bould in halfCto ^ ' ' ' 

r™ a - d reco - d ' - *^ - b/;r 


Treasurer First Maine Cava Irv \ - .■ • 

m. i>. ta\ (ll :\ ^ib^ociation. 

Rockland, 3: 



i ': 

General David MclYL Greg;..;, of Reading, V ho com- 

n ded the Second Division, Cavalry Corp , .'.. 
the regiment served for more than two years, tin 

concerning this history : 

Mr E. P.Tobie, 

My Dear Sir : I Lave just finished reading the History 
air}-, anal quit the hook for the present, feeling that the ; 
Lilies: commendation from every rea ler vv] had aught to 
hag the War ol the Rebellion. Notwith tan ng tl 

limits o[ the single volume, our old battles and skirmishes an I 

full} described. Yon may weli he proud of your wi rk, and in 
you have placed under obligations to you, all the survivois of your regii 
friends of the. deceased. Indeed, your associates in the Seeo 
gl; Jly accept the obligation resting upon them that you ha 
campaigns of the Division. 

Col. Charles H. Smith, c< rnmanding Ninct< ' 
States Infantry, formerly Colonel Come Hiding First M 
Cavalry and Third Brigade, Second Division, Cavalry { 
A. P., writes : 

My Dear Tcbie: I have the history, have read it, and a: u 
mire the tone and independence of the book. It shows on e\ 
not written in the interest of, nor to the prejudice of anybody. It n 
ti tre at every one, in every place, fairly. I like it in all its details. The i 
are admirable. The company rosters are a most valuable fe; 
thought you could do for them. Even the i -1. es are. I 

Orders No. 10 in full was a happy thought. The' ' • respect! 

1 expected to find it. 

The associate editor of the Century Mag. : in 

of the war a 

rticles, writes : 

Edward F. Todie, 

Dear Sir; Your volume strikes us on 1 heing a model . 

tal history in its arrangement and materials. 

E. A. Paul, Alt. Pleasant, D. C. historian of the cavalry 

of the Army of the Potomac, writes : 

Edward 1\ Tow e, . 

Dear Sir • J think your history of the First Mai 
any work of the kind l' have yet read, and I have red , great many hi 
taining to the war. 

Major John M. Gould, Portland, Me., hist- o 'tli 

Tenth, and Twenty-ninth Maine Regiments, writes : 


PI KST Ar a /:■/■: 


My Dear Tobie: y ou h 
y*t, and I have — *° uha v< a l | 

^interest in ft g t f^<^ ) ' " « ' 

You have built " *° tt ma r' swell w,th r , rirJ , 

*Hairs have crumb! .' 

7=:::::;::, ■ ■•-■ ■> : 

portraits is esDcrnll, • ° ;t :; <'i"- toil i 

volume." ^ )llJOlG ^^ Fir-st, Ton.] 

-' '» ■'■.• ninth I„| 

Lieutenant Benjamin ^ Osborn vv » 

^»^«ed W , th u iel ^, n ; tt b e 7' Wateonv '^cai., write3: 

» ™» myself from adding my voice „„ f '^ PiCtUr "' «<" cm 

N- B.Webb of Boulder, Col' ,- r ; t 

' I think it a remarkable book <U- ' " 
Pared to have the old feeling * ' ■ • ', ' ° S 

omieeiings so vividly resurreeti 

Followinfr are P vt mr( r 
fiom ^4^ ^ from ' ** <"• the notice, r, 

A great many reeimenM hisfnnVe 7 
>- fifteen or ^- y^T.^Z -Z ^ °" <*—«°» d„, 
~-» literary or mechanical ,orkma„; 
'»&*« that of the Krst Maine Cavdrv "• ' , ; 
rc-nces of the , t „ ;raemfrom , heei ; ;;;^-. ■ 

-•'over. His account f, in „h It 
»«vv,d. He has enlivened and divert', 
experience or episodes of life i„" or'in 1 , 

ihe roster has been prepared with great c,~ , ' ^ b >' - 

«"« m ingmostof,he members of th ■ r,V-' I detail, a, 

book ^ ^reflects credit upon ,,, , 

"Cmcnt "hose experiences it chronicles, ! upon t! 

' ■' : -'oo: :. 



light which it throws upon the military movement:; i . ; ... I ■• • 

pari, and from this point of view, is to I e r. ' ne d an addition t 
the war. — Boston yournal, February /o, / " 

Lieut. Tobiehas done an admirable piece of work in writin 
he has enjoyed the advantage of tapping sources of inform 
those within reach of most such historians. This volume is fai 
of its kind in the feature of portraits. An excellent portrait of G r >. C. H. .- 
stands for the frontispiece, and there are 69 pa - : pi turt 
of them being of the best sort for such a work, /. e., si 
as they looked when in the service. Unstinted] 
immortalize the soldier countenances of this command.— if«/ n II 
13, 1887. 

It is the finest regimental history that ever came to our notice. C01 
and Ids comrades of the regiment 
Concord, N. II. 

may well fed proud of it. — Veteran's 

It is a book that will be especially valuable to the neml 
a valuable addition to the history of the Rebellion. — Central Falh I '., •'.'< r, Dt 
30, rSS 7 . 

At the annual reunion of 1 8S6 of the First Maine Cava!-,-.:, c. .' • . 
pointed on the publication of the history ol this famous Mail - 1 

part in the largest number of engagements of any regiment in t] 
the war. How well the committee performed this duty is shown in the 
volume of 765 pages just issued. The compilation and editing A tl work ws 
labor of love by the historian, being Comrade Edward P. T" ;, R. [ 

Three hundred and seven portraits of comrades, a comp! .- ros list 

gagernents, aside from the narrative of the regiment's eventful ! - . . 1 
valuable souvenir of the war to the veterans of the First Maine.— I 

It is a model as a regimental history. But in the account of tl fan >ua D '. 
raid, for example, it is substantially the history of all the tro ps ei . ' ., 
wise related. So, also, of the " Wilson Raid,'' " Brand) Stati II the 

campaigns, fjreed marches, skirmishes and battl :s— they all have iheii 
tions to the movements of the entire army . . .-. . 

Potomac will be better understood by readi such detail 
You find an almost indispensible side ligl 
Wilderness," the campaign around Petersburg and even A] I Lee's 

Some of the 


participants in various eng ts a 

and are wonderfully clear and vivid. Every veteran of Stal 

sirous of having a clear and interesting and reliable re. 
cannot go amiss in sending for this hai 
Chicago, Dec. s/st, fSSy. 

J. S. Pierson, New York, writes: 

'• I must express in a line my admirati n .' 
Maine Cavalry just received. I get every r imenl 
recall none quite its equal in print, illustrations, and general geltii 


F/ *ST At AW& Bl 

" 7 he book is beff-pi- H,-,^ i • 

placed it info™. "^ ^t your author ha s 

'* 1 only wish thit w„- -it 

4 h ? 7 ieSA - C ° leman < °f Ronton Falls, 

My husband says it sumacs u,- P ^me, Wlites : 

f See his fever's picture there iT" T* W '' ' 

of regret." ^ « you said it would be : the negl 

E. (). Van Brocklin late R„-i- - i- , 
airy., writes ; ' "^ C °' L > I0th *™ York ( 

Gen. j. p. Cilley, 

Without any exception the m 7«Z«~™7 ',' ' 

any regimental organization that I have h a ith . nT ^^ '' ™ J ' ln " 1 : 

you, the committee end Mr . Tobie also m l , ^^ to « ' ' 

h ;™^- h »"cel,en,his,o„a„;bein g per m m d ° o y °;!, Ve! 

of this most superb cavalry regiment. S ' :dl a trutWul ' ' 

jrhe National Tribune of March r, lS S8, speaks thus- 

No cavalry regiment in the army which crushed the R i r , ' 
conspicuous, part than the First Maine T. ; 

good materia! as couid be found iu that 1'ld "if '"'''"' '" " 

-^orAppomatto^omg;,:;^ 1 ; :t:; ::;■- 

gaged." vu e ^ er > held -. 

" lie story of these momentous four years h,- 1 - 
book of S 27 pages, gotten up in the be, L^" ?"! 

& Hughes, Boston, and illustrated by ^ 7 p tr^' f *f " 
of expense or care has been spared in es - Xo ™ ' 

and its history. It is as fine v I g °° k W "° rth - V " : 

H .^ ££*.,, Twenty-first Pennsylvania Ca ir; 

ment of the -.var." ^-me-Lavalr), the banner Ca 


Monroe Daggett, of Coeur d'Alenc , Dakota Terri 

The history is supremely grand. It must certain] 
sires of all." 

Rev. W. F. Bickford, of Berkely, CaL, writes: 

" It is a marvellous production and a beautiful volume. The hi I others 

of the committee have pluck, patience, and perseverance, to 


Horace S. Cole, of Fergus Falls, Mian., writes: 

" The history is a book I shall prize above all others, and ] 
are deeply indebted to the committee for the manner in v hi b it has b 

James Y.Wood of David City, Neb., writes : 

"1 am much ['leased with the History and such, a feast as reading it 

Iris much better in every respect than I expected. The picture 
service were so good that I could name all those I was acquainted 

Dr. Chas. B. Kenney, of Brooklyn, N. Y.,. writes : 

"I have finished reading: the History of tho First Maine Ca^ i the fourth 

time. It is a book that every member of the Regiment ought to be pi 

A Comrade's wife, writes thus from East Boston. V 

"1 can never write words to express what joy it gives me to tea I the Bl'GLE and 
all the comrades letters, and the noble deeds done by the First Maine Cavalry. 1 ' 

\Y. A. Collingwood, Fourth Pennsylvania Cavalry, Pittsburg, 

Pa., writes : 

'vlt is a History you may well be proud of; not only ) trades,! 

who formed the old Second Brig ide, Second Division, Cavalry C 
re-read ! this very interesting work and very often used the same as . 
looking up matters pertaining to my own regiment, for ro a certain e\t t, you 
tory is ours."' 

Lieut. Mark Brownell, late of ioth X. Y. Cavalry, ;S Gi 
bush St.. Cortland, X. Y., writes as follows: 

j. P. ClLI.EY, 

Dear Comrade: The history is in hand and ] t i . I 

tea at 6 and it is tiow II, devouring its con; 

it is grand, magnificent, :,-.,\ tl e leeds it recor Is 1 . ■ that ] 

indirectly associated with such a < ■ • t'J ! 

hearty thanks, and assure him of my - 
monument to everv man in i land. 


F/RST MAfXi ficc/j. 


First Mai,,,- B U o-j c 

1 will send you if ,1 • , 
the first Maine Bugu rt°' ' ' pnc 

terest >•-• -d that y ;;. "etrv 

s «cb publication will p romr / pron ' 

Its purpose and cov- - ' > '° Subscrib 

-^ o!uect is to encourage a^- "" ^ lK I 

Regimental Associates and cor P* " "> all Ca 

due ae -«^>«cie of S uch e .i :::rit he ho,,orMd 

record. Among other th-W ,., , tak " ,g P r,de »' 

^lish a page of ponrait^f e 0n S / 

accurate and the best produced 

Portraits are of „ reat ' b " State ° f l! : ' rt - 

^>— ItconCs,o™m^ inC f reaSei 

If the above commend "i ts if' '. ^ ' ' " 3 ' " "*• 
™ch, in behalf of th . *„?' ' >0Ur a PPn»'al, 1 , 
tic*. ^ Atooc «fon to ,-ec , 

Very truly yours, 

- r r P- ClLLKV, 

treasurer First )!.,;„,, r,-,-, ~i , 

General Order No io 

Ihls ord " >s the onlv- authoritv for ti 

>° the Amy of the Po tom a to • • Van ' ' 

coiors the names of battles. 

It contains the names of' two hundred and siv, I . ■ 
f«|yo„t of print and cannot be obtained 

AlTot th ; n roTd aI c dcinai ; d r co] -■■ -'—o. 

\ ^ « offered throuj Trial/ 

\ a price that udl,onK- C ov,rtt:r /! "". r * 


^P rice ^tHdll only cover the cost of reprinting 

t lIO »- It is m pamphlet form, makino- -, , n -,. r . 
\ Price io cents 

PIRQT M '■ [MP ' 

Entered at the i'oH Ojfice, Rockland, M ., an .$ <:„)>,! <i,, 

Campaign II. October, 1892. Call i 

"The neighing troops, tlie fla ■'.,'. 
The Buele's stirring bin \ 





Reunion at Washington, D. C 

September 22nd, 1 d 9 2 . 

Editor. Edward P, Topie, Pawtucket, R. I. 

Published by the First Maine Cavalry Association 

address, J. P. Cili.ey. Treasurer, Rockland, M 


Mineral Palace, Pueblo, Col. 

■ • 

Mineral Pala< k. Plehlo, (. 

I xi 1...-M. View.) 

The Country for Which You Fought, 




Upon leaving the mineral palace at Pueblo, with all 
grandeur and all it:, beauty, we again boarded the 3 
for more riding over the country, and by ten o'< 1 ■ re up 
and away. Before five o'clock the morning of Friday, May 
thirteenth, I was awake and enjoying the scener i .a.l th< 
Raton mountains from the window of the upper berth, b\ 
view was soon cut short by the train entering the Ratoi tin 
We became belter acquainted with tunnels b< ' : 

was over. Thai early morning ride was a grand < i h ever 

varying 'scenery, and I was glad I was awaken 
was thus able to enjoy it. We slopped at Las Va 
fast, having left Colorado in the nighl 
domain of New Mexico. During the forenoon we met I 
of the regular army — cavalry and infantry — « 
stations in New Mexico and Arizona, to stations further ea t. 
The cavalry was portion of a colored regime!]:, trooj 

seemed to be free and easy, much as we were when in tl 
But 1 could not fancy the uniform— it didn't si 
ably as the uniform which we wore, and I suppose notl 
will seem quite so appropriate for troopers as did that old 
uniform. At the same time, the sight of A 
thoughts back to the old army days, and for a season 1 aga 
reveled in the old reminiscences. 

The ride this day was a grand one. [t was our I 
rid ■ in the mountain country, ai I as all was . was 

' tirm. We saw higher mountains, cl ] i " ' i and wil 


i 4 


I F. 

.scenery, perhaps, before t-li,-. ; „ 
• experience \\- „. " 

ornea ;or nd ; 1 :;r ngtheGion 

- ^ the y cou W of^,,;^:: ;;;:,; : c ;;: ':- 

we were roiling along between 
no^sec iion, the car window 
°"- now along the side of a mom ,in 

us on the one sice while on the nth .,- • i 

infn „-W - ■ Mde we down 

° w ^ e ««;cl almost unfathomable depths: n 

Wef H P '"' Wkh th£ m ° U,ltai " h « : ' 

^J,trf ara ^ eVerChangin&eX ' Cr P aDdl ' 
ci>, on which we dio not grow weary of 1 kj r 

Dunng one of the halts this day we got , 
Indians, and found them to be as p 

LSr- hT r bMn written d ^»- The, 

^eblo.-and, by the way. from them we I 

natives pronounce the word Th,.;- , - . , • • 

/ ^vuiu. men pionun , . 

course tney ought to know how to prono, 
>s as though it were spelled « Tweblo ; " so we I 
we had arrived at the right pronunciation of tl 
pretty city wc had visited the day before, .-.. 
hard to get our tongues around ,f,, all. B, 
Words would hardly do justice in descri! 
not really seem much like human beings, le- 
ered that they- had learned one thing, if nothing 
was the value of money. They ottered for sale s 
their own pottery af curio ity prices, a ■ knew 1 
hold on to a price. There were sever; 
winch hud been pretty busy all day in cap 


scenery whenever the train stopp i ,c wci 

hurriedly when the Indians w< n , but tli« : went cml 

of sight as hurriedly and moi : ly when tl 

pointed at them. They seemed to 1 

ior, and men, women and children ran from it ; 

deadly weapon. But we soon found that they wen 

it — the\- had learned its use, and did not propi I 

value of the collection of any amateur photo :r wii 

compensation. However, for a nickel some pictures 

obtained. Some of the party engaged a boy in < 

regard to some pottery he had for sale, and : / '.. pi 

attention attracted, enabled a lady to get a snap shot 

without his knowing it. She was much pleasei I 

of the experiment, and so were those who ; 

joy at having outwitted the barbarian was short 

sooner was the kodak snapped than a " big injn " cam 

with much jabber and something of a thr< itude ai 

demanded a nickel "for taking picture of irn brother." 

nickel was forthcoming for the sake oi keej 

family. So I do not think any of the '' leader.- >f th 

got any the better of the untutored red man. But the ex 

riencc was an interesting and amusing one. I : wer 

of the lovers of Cooper's Indi, \ of tl cariel 

they had the romance dissipated very quickly when they ? • 

and tried to talk with these Pu bl ; 

Soma of the part}' " learned a thing or two 
In some way, in talking with one of the inhal 
station, the question of the price of a small daily , 
cents — was brought under discussio 
with something of a curl to his lip, ' O. w I 
in this country." This became q favor 

the pari}' found that it applies . ry p 

they had again reached this side oi a Mi ussippi river. 
don't "split a nickel" in that country, ai N T 

ss m price than a mcke 

:kei, unless it be a two 

LV tl 

but in order to purchase one ol ti - n m 

change, or take the full value of the money offered. Pe 



arc unknown there, except, perhaps, as cm 
the younger portion of the communities 
one was if shown to them. Rut we sooi 
often paid a nickel for a ncwspapei \ 
plain]}- printed, " two cents." 

In the afternoon I met my confeder il 
enjoying the scenery, when, v ith it an) 

" We had no hate for those br? 

( >ur foemen in the fi 
We knew the\ fel II as we, 

That tbej were tl 
And we'd respect foj any man 

Who'd risk for rj 
E'en though hi i in arms or . 

Against us in the strife." 

This pleased him very much. He said that a 
i sentiments, and he was glad to meet a Union ;oldicr who i 
quote those lines. One thing brought on a 
another <{ good square talk," out there on 
the grand scenery through which we wer i 

who saw us would have supposed that in th • . 

far distant pas't he and I were shooting at each r, or th; 

there is a possibility that the fc 


carries in his body might have been fired by tl 
the spirit of the lines given above is the spi 
just the same. 

During this afternoon, also, i - : 

the pleasure of seeing one of the you 
strip a young lady from another \ r 
was raised the war cry, " Essex I »r< •, 

The train rolled into the city of Albuquer ' Lit dn 

and the passengers proceeded to get supper. Ed and I 
i iring for the meal in the dining station, went Lo a i 
Here we enjoyed a new sensation — 
cooked for us. The cooking range was i ! tl lunch 

tor, in plain sighi ol all the customc rs, ai I i : co 

watch the manipulation of his order to hi rt's con 


And it did not lessen our appetites in the le; I ! _ ■ 

clean and neat, and the co ' looked cl 

watching the supper cooking was a pleasure 1 

wise. And it must be said tli rythii Wh 

we were eating we had heard a strange cli :kii 

and the meal over, we proceeded to in\ 

passed through a nicely fitted bar room in order to ; t i 

restaurant; we now passed back into the : 

ing the sound of the clicking, turned to the \ t, and 

a well fitted gambling room, with faro, roulette, anc 

going, and quite a numbei of men there, 5 >ni< ; M ii 

their money and others watching them, h 

and spectators, seemed to be perfectly unconcen 

were an every day occurrence:, as, indeed, ii is. \Y( 

the game a short time, and then departed, | iderii 

over this strange combination — bar room, resl 

bling saloon all in one. But we got used to such 

we again breathed Rhode Island air. It ma> l id 1 

price of the supper was as reasonable as it was good. 

1 looked over the town a bit; I had a ph ; :hat wil 

Grand Army comrade from a Vermont n 

went back to the Essex and prepared for tl 

feeling that this had truly been a " big da}'." 


After a food nifht's sleep, we 

having left New Mexico son timt during tl ight. 

wonderful how we crossed whole State.- icy. Th 

train stopped at Winslow for breakfast, when i 
cut for new experiences. We (bun I on thi 
restaurant, where we got a -cod br akl 
done behind the counter as the night bet" 
' clean and nice. At any ran \ 

cno un ei J Canon 1 



( is there any neeu u 

This was a wild place. An immense ravii 

deep, in solid reck, with >ides so 

'..■ ■ " 



ble for any one to climb them, and 
wildest. A foot bridge had b •■ n • : :. : 
railroad bridge for the accommodation of toi 

halted on the bridge for a few moi cnl 

gers to get out of the car and look do\ n ii . I 

ravine to their hearts' content. It was an awl 

was somehow a fascination in it, and n part 

long and intently, though some wer< i I with a 

glance. And there was an extra tench of the awful in ' 

down into that, chasm from the fact that tl 

foot bridge was loose in several places, winch i 

as he leaned against it and felt it giving away, and he tl 

what might be-. Perhaps the rail is loft in that o 

to the sensations of travelers in that wild country. It 

noticeable that the irreverent advertiser had be n thei . 

along the sides of the rugg d lis in : . •'■ 

bottom of the ravine, could be seen the s; 

the advertisement painter, and our view oi wild nature wa 

interfered with by seeing patent m licin 

into our faces. Whoever put them there , 

credit for one thing — the patience and lab • r q n'red to : 



All the morning we rode in sigh; o\ snow-capped m 
in the distance, and by the middle of the f 
sisrjbt of the San Francisco mountain-, whi ' r d in s 

with all their grandeur and glory, nearly or q it a lay. 
the way, why would it not be a good idea for tl 
company to engage some one to go ovei ' 
length, leisurely, study up the points of i 
write a book for the benefit of the passengers over i 
— not a formal guide book, nor yet ■ 

travel, which j\o one would take the trouble to read. 1 

something between the two — something - 

the traveler some knowledge o\ the coin 

he is passing, and so attractively pui 

it with pleasure but remember it. For myself, on tl 

the day before, I wanted to ask numberless qi 


boy 1 was much interested in the history f the ! 

dition, and to ride so many miles substa 

Santa Fe trail, was an experience of itself, but ] ■' I ] , 

enjoyed it much more could ! have h id some < 

to me many places which J remembered re ad in 

to me some of the tales and traditions in which 1 

man}' years ago. It seems to me that no railroad in :'. ■ 

affords so good a field in this particular lin , I I 

route is replete with history, adventure and traditi 

The ride during the forenoon was enjoyed, every min 
at n o o n we s to p p e d fo r d i n nc r at \Vi 1 1 ia ms . Here one i 
ladies of the Essex, who for some reason had been given ' 
Roy " for a pet name, and who was the possessor of a c 
after dinner announced her wish to take a photograph i 
Essex family. So the members of the part)- were 
together as well as could be, and after the usual work of prep; 
which in this case seemed more than usual owing t< ' 
ing disposition of some of them, the camera was - i | 
About this time, two small boys, natives of the vicinit; . 
along, each one mounted upon a burro. Her-. 
fun, and it was duly improved. The burros were brought i 
requisition for a photo, and a picture was taken in wh ; 
burros were the principal figure-, while from 
immense ears looked out one or more of the Essex passe: 
and in the background were ladies of the car, standi 
the burros' backs and steadying themselves by clingi 
gentlemen in front of them. It was not qi 
to allow the gentlemen to be seated, while :' 
pelled to stand, but in this case politei 

that a more striking picture might be obtained. And there 
a good deal of fun in getting the groi . torily arra 

But the crowd was good matured, and " Rob Roy ' 

The ride of to-day was a varied and interesting one. 1' 
f interest already spoken oi we rod 

the points i 
" horse-s'h< 


a portion c 

the reed win re, in rd 

reach the height required to go over tl : mountain, il 
sarv for the railroad to go this way and that, and I 



™«™™y°f the time gaining a highe, . ; 

^ ^at for a time wc who were in tb, * 
«P« the airand see the first train, , 

and almost directly over our heads, and tl, 

Wow us and see the third train. At the sam , , 

^--uld look down upon /the other two train , 

^ different altitudes but. almost directly unci , . .■ 

the third train could look up and sec the, 

situations and relationship. U reminded me of tl 

regiment passed through Thornton's Ga, i, tl , 

th« raid to Lurav, in December, iS6 3 , and th. 

ra deswho were on that famous raid will perha p; h 

°; the nde over the horse-shoe, and will at I . ; ■ 

why it was necessary for the railroad to be built itb 

cmo ^s and turns. It was a fine ride we had, ice, thr. , 

Crockton canyon, and we had the benefit of it on the p 

with the gentlemanly conductor to answer questions and 

voluntary interesting information. Tin. was a vie* . 

canyon from a different standpoint from thai , 

olo. There the chasm was below us and v, , 

vei T high bridge ; here we were nearly at i . I * of the 

an d must perforce look up to see the ru ■ and & 

eur of the rocks and mountains. " Wonderful, \\ 

the works of nature," was the thougl 

also crossed the Continental Divide, with grea ' I 

of sensations. Then, at Ash Fork, where w, 

time, we had the pleasure of seeing 

their native heath and in their ev< n d i\ ^ ... 

these were objects of great interest, and they s 

being looked at and commented upon as mud 

the scene, showing off their riding and e 

and courteously. We had no reason l the < 

boy at home. We also had a visitor on tl i— \\\ W. 

proprietor of the Grand Canyon stage li; . ' 

for business connected with his line ..y. 

u^ a poem entitled "The Grand Canyon of the Colorado 
quotation from which is here given, m 1 n:)'.y as a sp 


: l 

western advertising-, but because it gives an 

canyon really look,, though each one ha , : 

Ncm . ■ t ich the Coloi 

1 >n its rocky walls wc star 
Gazing d ■■•■ n in spi hi s wo 

Never was a sight so grand; 
Here a terrace, there a sti 

Gilded spir • , f \v ights 
Towering mountains, raging ri ,. 

All within walls of 
Ever changing, never cea i 

Light and shadow blendin 
Granite, marl le, lime : • 

Forming panoramic viev . 
Here we find in grand succession, 

Each formation, old and - 
Gracious book of information 

Nature has prepared for 
\Yhat a field fot art and sci< 

Poet, painter, every mind. 
In this wundrous work of natui ■ 

Fitting food will surely find. 

At Peach Springs we stopped for a while, and th 
Indian experiences. These were the Wallupis, 
tainly were no improveuent over their brothers oi 
tribe. They were even more urgent to ol 
a sign of increasing civilization. They wanted " mc n " f 
thing, from looking at a papoose to f ; : a ' >dak. 
them who was mounted on a pony, would t show " : 
paces to a pretended purchaser without %> two ' it ." 
heard some one inadvertently say he would like I 
For a nickel any one of a half do/en squaws ild al 
person to take a hasty glance at hei ,•. wh 

so closely concealed beneath several thicl ket 1 

the wonder is the little fellows were not I, and ; 

mothers' source of revenue cut off. They were cunning 
fellows, though, and, perhaps, worth seeing-. Hi mot 

Km----* t-.wn bits lor that a the si 

wotdd allow a picture of her offspr 

no; she must have tw 

them who was able to run. ran speedily wh 

sight. One enterprising amateur phot' her, howe\ 





- ip on the mounted Indian. 1 
wasbusdyeng, ed in turning tb , , , 

^wastrymgtoselUndth. :nap was tak . | 
looked up and at a glance! ul had 
U P°" Jere wreathed around his mouth the sicl 
s ' nil « tbat «'er adorned the face even oi , I 
fie Essex passengers became enamored of a | 
^e arm oi an old Indian and wanted to pu, : 
rather a curious thing for a bracelet-oi bra , of no 
described shape, and only reached around about tl I 

Oi ine red man 5 

i h. -. i 

"St. It certainly did not ' 1 due a I,; 

Par- any white man ever made or wore, and pcrha , d . 
was justified in considering it the product of s 
pus taste and skill. At any rale, after bar* 
finally purchased the bracelet for tour bits. 11. had paid the 



just receive;] the curious 
peculiarities, when the colored porter of another ear c 
along, and learning of the transaction, lool I at 1 bi 
a moment, and with the utmost contempt , 
isn't a bracelet, at all; that is the handle of ; 
■ffglish tourists cany." At this the purchaser, str i I 
himself up to his full height, i b, « 

" Yesterday, I was surprised to see an Indian smile, and 
the remark that I thought an ! 

my. friend, here, (pointing to a fell, < : df < ] " 

tl p 7 don't only when they meet (he fool Yankees.' G ntl 
that Indian may smile— I am the fool Yankee." The n 
faces laughed, but the Indian looked on with si ' 
or ii he laughed, it was in his sleeve. 

In the afternoon " Rob Roy " began to make preparati. n I 
leave the car in the morning, for ., to visit 

that part of the country, and the exj • i of sorrow at 
prospect of losing her from the party were so numei 
make her fee! uncomfortable, to say the least, and " 
upon the friends who had gathered around her. , 
I don't like this; J don't want anybody to be son ■ 
am going away; you ought rather to rejoice with me bee . 



am going to meet old friends ; 
them. I don't like this sort of thing; 1 don't v. 
looks or mourning at my funeral ; ) want my frie 
the funeral with music and flowers, and havi 
"You want them rather to rejoia with 
themselves, do you not? " inquired a gentleman. ' 
she rep-lied, and I must say thai I was im li > 
this view. 

Along in the evening the train reached, the X< 
were in California. Here I had a bit of a fright. I fou 
was a ringing in my ears, that there was die 
and that my own voice, as the voices of oth . 
off. What it meant I did not at first ki w, but I 
out that several of the part}' were afflict 
The greater number of the excursionists had hud = 
disturbance while coming over the mountains, < pe< 
at high altitudes — ringing in the ears, singing in I . i 

bleed, sore throats, parched lips, etc., but I had 
all, only to receive my share at the lowest altitude v. : . 
and there were others who were affected the sam 
paid little attention to it after I learned \vha1 it meant, an I 
before morning it was all over with. Whil 
for a bit of a stroll around the place, dun 
several Gambling saloons which were conducted a> oj 
prayer meeting — more so, because the outer do i 
open. Here also the watches were set back anol 
more than a month there was three hours' di e bet 

Ed's watch and mine— I still keeping the home time. 
o'clock by my watch, and with the folks at home, w] 
12 by Ins. 


Sunday morning 1 was awake early, as usual, and as use; 

in the 

oimht of home and 


early morning hour was the only time during 
Essex when. I had an opportunity to think or 
made the most o( it, communing with friends even 



Itfa »'7y»unp.c M .„t K ctt i „ Bupintllcn 

Indeed, tli m Linp] . 

>ro i -, ■!-! )•*• ,, .- - i 1.1. i 

in a sleeping car 

dy -e a hour bef -- ; .;j a ;; d 

'"to a sleeping apartment, the sound ol pi 
grow fewer and of ,ower ton : 

f-; o P-yositwhi,ehiso,„ b£d i 3 bei', 
the seat of someone else, which gives hi 

icary, uncom 

own-comfort, and there is a dr., 

™ d - ^ |he second instance, one feels 

"f es hat , he ™* move about as noiselessly as pos, 

older «°t to disturb the sleepers, has no pi 

is being- taken down ami n,,. .-...„♦;, 



,, :7 muu,utt sleepers, has no place in which I 

^ e da >> -d he feels out of place altogether 

of the passengers are up and dr ;sed and th, car has , 

d-y time costume. But 1 didn't intend to sermonize ' 

This morning we had a ride over the great Mojave d 
■ve haa seen something of desert while in the mount* 
:ou try-enough, we thought-but nothing cp,ite so d 
his. for miles and miles, to.say 
g the night, we rod: 
■vmcb nothing was growing but sage bush and cactu 

tity of that. The only variety to i b : scenery was 
ed mountains in the distance. anH thai • 

countrj — enou o 

■of so much extent as this 
f the miles ridden durin 

great quan 

snow-capped mountains in the distance^ and that was' 

encouraging. Still 

, . . ,..,,,., M (1.1 HO 

we were not entirely unh u . , I - 
was something new, was another view ol nature, 
witii winch we were unaecu: ' 

tO 5 


wiiii wnicn we were unaccustomed, so that if there was n. I i 
to see—neither mountains, nor canyons, nor forests, nor 
fields, there were yet touches of nature in a new form, ; 
s «<* even the desert scenery wn, interesting. . 
Barstow for breakfast, and there {bund a welcome ;" i 
Bernardino, in the shape of oranges, wine end flov - 

Wlcnmc to California. All were good, but the r .-ere- 

Unusual <\zr nm\ H-h-z-m- \. e.... i> ■ • T 

unusual size and unusual tla\ 
■called out of the car by Charley Lee 
to s— *" 

At San Bernardino 

•called out of the car by Charley Lee, who said some ■ i 

to see me. All unsuspecting, 1 stepped out of the car an I 



had the pleasure of meeting my only sister, ' | 

Garcelon, and her husband. They are i - 

only a few miles distant, and knov " ig the trai 

Bernardino this morning, they had c me over I 

Eds." I nrcd not say the meeting was a jo: 

understood I had nor seen my sister for li 

We took the two into the Essex, and carried th 

and of course had a delightful rid. , tl e only unj 

about it being its brief length. We left my friend 

home, and passed along toward the Pacifi ocean,] 

we should meet them again in a day or two. It was surprisi 

how quickly the character of the country changed when \ 

reached a point where irrigation could be p 

dead, dry desert, where a crow would have to v 

living, it was transformed into orange groves, ; 

beautiful homes, and flowers, in a twinkling, almost. I.. 

morning we had crossed a country where, to use the word 

resident, water would be worth fifteen hundred doll; i 

if they could only get it, and long before noon we .. 

through a country of beautiful gardens — a o u f all g 

d^ns. It was a beautiful ride that afternoo 

! : 

alter we came in sight of th< 
now and then few miles. 

In the earl)' evening we arrived at San Diego, and .' 
took the ferry for the Hotel Del Coronado, wh 
stay for a day. We were now 3,452 miles from home, thou 
we had ridden further than that owing to - i We wei\ 

rather tired, and after supper most of us prefer I reti 
good bed in the hotel to lookin it, even in s< gl 

place as this. 


After a good night's sleep we awoke in good n f 1 

the enjoyment of the pleasures of the day. We f and the 1 ■■. 
Coronado a most delightful place- — n , it 

stop in for weeks. With a grand hotel, with a m 
of the grand old ocean, with a grand beach, with ^uvi > 



bathing at will, with everything req 

pleasant, it. was easy to understand 

with all tourists. But wc were nol i 

I. By a miscalculation at breakfast I 

joining in an excursion to Mexico, . ursion 

much wished to take. But before nig] 

In the forenoon we had a delightful sail around tl 

bay, with plenty of pleasant and | guides 

places of interest and answer all sorts ol 

afternoon we took a grand swim in tl I 

from the Pacific, and then paid a visit to San i H 

the beauties and oddities of that place. Bcin; 

out to the pavilion as it was a pleasanl rid 

view o\ the city, we did so, and wore more than rep u'd I 

magnificent view we had of the beautiful Mission Y 

below us so far that horses at work in the verdant fide 

no larger than flies. It was a beautiful and wc 

long, finding new beauties and new points of 

moment. This was one ol the finest views we had i 

whole trip. And it was no ordinal') ; I that 1 

the road being built for th< cabl r; ' . ae, and h 

the variety of a railroad ins! of tl n 

car — running over ravines and through :uts, and win 

as it pleased without any regard for tl • : ; 

missioner. While at the pavilion Ed had a w 

learned something about the effects of the climate. I I 

what appeared to be a small ravine i 

to throw a stone to the other side. To 1 

ble to get one half way across, and. yet it looked only a 1 

wa y — like a ravine across which he could easily tl 

at home. He triad and tried, without success, n 

wondering what the matter was with him. When we pa 

along the road at the end of the r; 

more surprised to see that it w r ally si ' : ' 

looked so narrow. But he understood why lie could no 

a stone across it. We enjoyed every minute ol the d 

ing with a few strings of ten pins at the h I I, ai 

THE COUNTR\ / fJ '• ■ 

before midnight we bade good b; i ; 

across the hay to San Diego, am! a jaiii 
which resumed her course at midnight. 


Tuesday, May seventeenth, was to be pa ! 
my sister lives, and I was awake in the mornii ' I 

that the train had passed through that ciu r. Th 

learned that we were to visit Rediands in tli 
side in the afternoon, and preferring to sp aid tl clay i 
friends, Eel rvk! I left the Essex at San Be] irdii I rel 

to Riverside, thus having a whole day with my : ist< r, ; 
the ride about the city through mile? ol 
raisin vineyards the same as did our part} - when the 
there about noon. But as I paid a longer visit to this city ' I 
I will have more to say about it bye and bye. 1 n 
though, that at this visit we purchased tho^e Mexican 
which became somewhat famous during the journey, ; 
afterwards got into print. They were , tl 

Along towards night we boarded the E 
another ride among orange and lemon groves, and 



and gardens, and beautiful country e\ 
Angeles, where we put up at the Holienbeck ! I ' 

had the good fortune to meet friend me, who left tl 

before we did with a Raymond part}', and happened to b 
at the same time. And it was o to meet them, so 
from home, even if we were having a most enjoyable trip. 


the evening we visited the Chamber of Commerce, v 
»f the fruit, vegetables . grair 

w o n d e rfu 1 d i s p 1 ay o , 

products of the country — a display \ 

through — a display which would ladd heart of tl 

agers of a State Fair of any eastern State. One gets a vei 

good idea of the remarkable resources of this portion of 

country by a visit to these rooms More than that, w 

invited to sample fruit, nuts, wine, etc., and we retir 

with a feeling that the half had not been told about Cal 


FIRST .,/ 

Wednesday morning I , 

I ! 

quite a stroll about the ,-,■ , 

Our breakfast was aTood ' 

before, and 1 , vas vel l ,' ' l,ad ' ' 

1-raed how snal t ' ' " *' ' 

*»* or «■,•* ,;, ;;,;;;:":; - ■ 

chica g0 , i was in bad L morwi ; h u u ' ; ■ 

ter as not bein- ab'r , I , 

«- ^I Coronal ^ s ^;:;;: ^ 

was so slow that j ,.,.-,,.., , / ; 

was perfectly s -fr fi ,7 •' ° f "' ' ! 1 

-atLr'at r ; ;: ;;;; 1 ,: c \ ' : 


y^^ sy ,::;;;:-:■ 

ness of underaarmenr* " ' 

totheweathci d oel ' ■ "' : 

-ttestthetrutLfLlder VaSVery ' : 

Vfter breakf'ac 

t t u 

through the bcautifi 

• P art >* was taken in carriages on a d 

— ugn are ocautiiuJ citv. Ed and 1 hid • , ,- 

c cue ats »n the carnage of J. S. , . 

£;::: u r"i::™::. 

«!> ,s « Pretty as any we saw daring our journey. It is 1 
Hfully situated, being on nK.ny.hil „ . 

* h ' c |> R»e views ca „ be obtained, and, nat , . 

ocat,ons for fine residences . ... 

opportunities have been improved wonderfullv A| 
Places did we ride past and th, , h_ n „e fo', 


1 ' 


arrangement, for improvements, i : 

flowers. And it must not be foi 
city very many pretty little horn* ; as well as 
We were much pleased with Los Angeles. We 
city has grown very largely in recent 
" boom " dropped out four or five years ago, 
stead}', healthy growth — of more real vahn 
under the influence of the "boom." We saw . 
some business blocks in process of erection, ' i 
had been recently built. We asked our driver it it w i custoi 
ary to have such hot weather at this time of ] it ua.- 

very hot — and he replied that it was not. We were incline 
think he said this to the more favorabh imj 
beauties of the climate, but afterwards found • 
no such idea. He explained the weather by s that i 

cated an atmospherical disturbais el . here; that som 
iii the east there was a storm o( some ki I ; 
watched this for years and found it to be 50. Wc lid i I 
understand the matter then, but we heard the 
advanced at other places, and after watching the chai 
ourselves as well as we were able, we found that 1 
correct, at least so far as we investigated. At t! ■ ry tin 
this unprecedented!)- heated term in California 
adjacent states were suffering from heavy rain- and 
Duringthe ride we stopped at the fine resident 
ground- oi Judge Silent, where we had a r< pti 
was room for all the excursionists. We passed an hour or 
therein the enjoyment of California ho pi 
extent. We were much pleased to meet there Mrs. Je= 
mom, widow of Gen. Fremont, and our t went qui 

back to the Presidential campaign o( 1S56, and the ev 1 
followed up to the time of the war. But you remem 1 1 
days, comrades, as well as I, and would have 
see " Jessie," of whom many c4~ you sang in - 
Silent ; s residence we drove back into the business part 

ere we hade our driver a . 

■city, and to the depot, win 

bve with many 

1 an 

The arrangements for tl 



of the day were for those who ■ 

so by special train, while: tho 

were accommodated in lib manm i 

coast and afforded an opportunity for n 

day was very hot, very many of us chose !:■ i 

pleased those were who went to Pa a 

Redondo were equally well 

ride, a good swim in the Pacific over a s 

d eli ci o u sly c o o 1 c d . 


At night we hoarded the h again. \\ 

continue our journey under new auspices. We v, 
the Atchison, Topeka & Santa p\ 
company, and go forward over the S i 
under the care of officials of that compai ; - 
bye, officially, to Mr. Breder, though we were pi 
him unofficially all along the route, and ■ 
of Comrade Myron F. Tarble, Pullman conductor, a Gi 
Army comrade with whom I soon b< i .1 
whom I received many favors while in his ch 
ouv of Los Angeles in the evening, and pr< 
sleep as calmly, and slept as soundly, as t! 
changed roads and management. And 1 - iv rigl 

that our progress through the country w; 
and pleasantly under the 01 1 nagemeU 

Thursday morning, May 10th, we awoke to find 
very hot. and the train runni igh a d 

had crossed the Tehachapai range ui m< 1 
famous " loop," during the n ;> o " ■ 
wonderful spec-men of railroad ei 
indicated that we were going to h; 
without much in the way of scenery to t ' I 
its discomforts. But this was a fa 

were riding through fine fields and amoni ' ' • 

of different kinds. This was n 
water and no water. The soil was just as 


deep through the desert of the early morning as il .., in \ 

gardens, but in the dc ' tli re was no water. The i 

invents some way to make it rain at. will, or to i 

writer in large quantities, is the man tl ; n the 

country, as well as in many other portions oi 

We were now riding throu tl beautiful ai ' I 

Joaquin valley, fertile as far as the eye co 

capped mountains on either hand- the Sierra 

and the coast ranee on the other— and it was a i . 


The train arrived at Fresno early in the foreno 
excursionists were taken to a ride among the 
vineyards for which this city is noted. V- 
and miles of these vineyards, until yard I I 

monotonous to the eye as had tin gro\ sfurll 

and I were again fortunate in havii a; < od guide— 
what he was talking about, and was proud of his city, I 
did not grow over-enthusiastic. He was a cavalryn 
confederate service, though in the western an 
Army of Northern Virginia. But though tl 
in which we both were- and over which we coul 
found ourselves easily talking over war experie 
pleased to be confirmed in the opinion f< 
that the soldiers of the two armies vera much alike, 
the experiences and peculiarities were mm 
and east. At all events I had a plea? i th any 

new-found confederate friend, wh , by 

Mr. Darnell. We visited one oi the larger \ i 
were stored millions of gallons of viae, aad were ki . 
to sample some of the vine. Thei »n at 

through the Fresno China-town, where we has! 

n we \ 

man\' strange things, including the Joss lions ; 1 

the Court House, to the top of wl 

repaid for our trouble by the magnif . 

surrounding country. But it was awfu 

told that Fresno was the hottest place in C; 


FIN ST '• 
inc ^d to believe the , , 


on n 

* ere taken into the Opera J-j 
speeches of welcon 

And it M-as a c ront L" '' 

t,rcat djnn 

— were delicious strawbe, 
"nght. smart, pretty gi , 


Dinner over, we tool- t-h * ■ 

£V»»*.,. 4:i 

S ^ Joaquin vallev thro*, ah 

Iat ^r portion of the rde x 

ougbly enfoved )n,t-\ , "' : 

J - J u -- L be /ore the tr-iin ct i 

comrade rode to the train 

bottle of , vine ' ' C ' y ' ' 

-ic at \::^::z:: t] : 

>«tes the hall of Tower Post C 
— on it a handson-.e piet e „" t ' ; 
^'es a very pretty souvenh' * ArWy 


in a 


In ; he earJy evening we ai, 
tee man came into the 

- — ^ ™ car and announced. " < , 
tocktonarc &»»S to let you alone hi 
>ow you are tired. To-morrow n ' . . 

-nd will play, and when he b 

-sad wewi II do the, st, , 
Pie of Stockton for their thon 

Evening according to our b,! 
■•etn-ed after supper, which,- 
-troll. We found the Court 11 ' 

:;;:;;? 'irr conc r 

c r • ow,,cd l,y ■ ■ 

« > d o h r mqu.nes on , 

™ l«ghtcd the same way-with g 

ground ,n abundance; that it If ,sup 


is separated from the gas and utili d I 

This was a new idea, and as th 

house near where we then were, there w; 

but pay it a visit. This we did, and ! . 

enjoyed a fine bath in this new kind of water, • 

novel sensation. 

Friday morning we obeyed the injunction of 
before, and when the band played we " 
We fell into sort of a line and were e- 
where a good substantial breakfast was served. Here we foi 
quite a number of people formerly from the east, ; 
from our own home, all anxious to see som - one, it ma! 
not much whom so that he came from th< 'Ik 

the case wherever we stopped, but it seemed as ii 
more of them here than anywhere else \w 1 
eating was over, there was some speaking, whi 
probably was pretty c;odCi, but only a few w< 
By the way, why is it that people will expect, or try to 
speeches under circumstances where they I few ca 

and where main' are compelled, out of court 
listen, thus putting themselves to great discon r n a 

I heard one speech, though. A gentleman a > 
Una, who stood near where I was, said am 
was my fortune to fight on the confederate side 
I have no excuses*to mala-; for that. The scars on my 
from head to foot, bear testimony to die bra 
those who fought on the other side." Even I, a 
alryman, had to applaud those remark-. 

The next move was to take a ride about the c 
furnished by the citizens.- With our u - ... 
and I had with us a good driver and guide, al 
he had his prejudices, especially against anything I I 
from China. But he knew the city, and 1 
all sorts of questions. Like the other citi tl 
interest the stranger, and it goes without saying thai 
the ride, although there was growing up in on h 
that so much riding around was becoming a little t 



this ride we pas ;ed a man on h ■ 

to his saddle, who our driver -aid was the 

what he carried the lariat for, and were infori I I . 

it to catch prisoners with. Thi wa a i 

ling idea. In the southern portion oi the Si 

Arizona and New Mexico, we had 

a lariat, but supposed they had them foi 

ing their horses, as we were supposed to do, < 

government issued to each of us a lari 1 

the war. But our driver told us that ail tlx i 

count]')*, civil and police, carried the lariat 

used it, too, when occasion required, often bri 

runaway prisoner as neatly as the rowboy \ 

cow. But it seemed to our eastern minds rathe: a cm 

treat men, though on second iho 

dangerous as the more civilized way of dis< ha 

after them. We terminated our ride at a large bathi 

lishment run by natural gas water, with a i attacl 

which afforded unlimited amusement to parti" 

tators alike. It seemed to me, while 

jumping, swinging on the trapeze, cutti all so 

nastic tricks, ending with a dive 01 a \ 

a gymnastic attachment would be a grand th intr 

into the bathing houses in the eastern com 

At eleven' o'clock 'we took the ti 
rarneuto, a name which comes Cvs\\-\\ from the 
with memories of the days foil 
remembers those days does not also remember tl 

''There's plenty of go 1 1 in the world we'r* 
On the hanks of the J ito." 

One word more about Stockton, though, 1 
Ed and I wore on the way to take the train, 
crowd of perhaps a dozen persons collected aroi 
door. There was no noise and - ' 

curiosity Ed inquired what was the cause ol t 
bv-stander cooly replied, "Nothing but a si 

77/./; COUNTRY FOX UV//C// ) 

1 ■ ■ 


This satisfied us, and we passed on. The nexl mornii . how 

ever, we got a new idea of the life and , t. 

when we picked up a morning paper and rear! tha 

but a shooting match" was where a worn 

her lover in a saloon, in broad dayir. ,, 


After a fine ride of about two I mrs vve trrived 
mento. Now I want to commend the peo ol 
city oi California, for doing up their generous 
the neatest, most unostentatious, and most sati I I 
parade, no show, no bra ! d, no 

i nere was n<: 

over the visitors. Ins' ad, c ich one of i 

little circular, telling us, virtually, to " go as yo 

and then setting forth, clearly and distinctly what there \\ i 

interest in the city, and how best to find it, thus leavii 

one to consult his or her own taste, and showing th< 

way to indulge it. Afore than this, the little circular 

of street director}-, by studying which a few momenta the -v n- 

ger could find his way to any locality he cho« by t 

route, and could tell where he was and just how far fr i 

other point at any time. Then th circ 

ful information about the city, such as the I cati n of the : 

House, the Post Office and other public buildings, etc. 

hospitality do more than this, or do it more pl< i - T] 

result was that everyone followed his or her o\ 

mento, and enjoyed the time spent there to the best ; 

Ed and I went first to the Stale H< id dim 1 . 

of the dome, where we had a magnificent view ol 

surroundings; then to the Crocker art gallery, \ 

remained two or three hours and wished we could : 

many days; then to the famous Sutter fort, v it! 11 its 

of old times; then to the swimming baths, where we 

played in the soft water to our hearts' content and voted 

tiie most comfortable part of the day— it wa 

weather. In the evening we again visited the Stat 

saw it lighted up, with all the glory vl flowers, and music and 

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ladies— a very pleasant re. n with .ut an) of th - 

formalities. It was a great clay al Sa< ramento. 

But the night following | lt . \\\ 

the car, the car was in the depot, and it v .■ hot, 

air stirring— not a good night for sleep. '1 h 

uncomfortable, and was very slow aboul making u] ' 

that it was very late before some of us h 

The next morning we had a pleasant surj 

pie of Sacramento, beside giving us all they had the 

3A\d that in the pleasantest manner possibl 

were to start al an early hour and would have 

get breakfast, kindly prepared a breakfast for us, 

to us in a pavilion close by the depot— a very thoughtful 

on their part which wc thoroughly appreciated. B 

Sacramento, it may be said tl ugh a v r. • 

many attractive features, yet, being one of 

the State, it does not have the new and modern apnea' ■■ 

other cities which we visited. But -we enjoyed car vi 

just the same, and perhaps more from the historical t< 



We left Sacramento at 6 o'clock in the i ' and 

not very long ride reached Vacaville, the town which r I 
before had been badly shaken by en earthqi :1 . 
splendid ride about tins town. Th : I lly, whi 

very welcome to our eyes after so much level c try 
the rugged grandeur of the m aintains, nor th 
of the plains," is the way one of the ladi softh 
it. Being hilh*. and being th ro ly culth 
looked more natural to the eastern eyes, and 
Here we found the principal fruits to be eherri< 
We tested the cherries to our heart's content, and ; 
them good. We saw some of the i i 
saw where buildings had be< . thn n 1 md 

repaired or partially so, and saw I ruin 

"shake" left them. All this in the way of m 


but was not really pleasant. Our driver t. dd i 
of the earthquake and its effects up. i .. 

lifferent portions of the. town. On eemed n 

certain, that the people were pretty thorou I 

though no one was hurt. "Why," said the dri 

many people went to church the next Sunday who 

before for years, and they have been g hug re 

— a good many have joined the church sin 

many joined the next Sunday." And it was fun ir the 

driver tell it in his own quaint way. So it mo . m that 

' lOVP i: c '1 m , i rrr\r\ri m o > 1-* \ 1 r-, . . •-. I . > .. ,., :"i . . . . ' ' T. ..11 ! 

; good in earthquakes 
how one looks at the mattei 

Iter all. it all dej 
hit we * tjo} our rid< 

...ig. When we returned to the depot we found tl 

gone, and we were left. This was unpleasant at first, but ; 

our carriage was not the only one which, was late, we were not 

lonesome. The accident was not irreparable, however. There 

were so many of us that the railroad authorities ki 

an engine to a freight car, and we started on the chase foi 

train. What a ride that was ! What singing, and shoi 

joking, and dancing, and fun. It was voted that that frei 

was a smoother running car than the Essex, and sonic of the 

party proved it to their own satisfaction by si . hal they 

:ould write in it with more ease. But 1 was bu 

thoughts than the fun going on around me. While climbing 

into the car something reminded me that when v. < to the 

front from old Camp Penobscot, in the 

went m freight cars — eight men and eight hors 'S in 

and my thoughts went back to the experiem '• and 

of the days that followed. Have the comrad 

die front at that time forgotten all about that ride? 1 ha 

heard it mentioned for years—not at any of the reunions — 

had not thought of it. We caught up wit] 

which we found waiting for us a lew miles from \ ; : 

i ; seed our friends. A short ride b 

: a the Xapa valley, the valley famous for its win :s - 

which millions of gallons of wine are made e 

abounding in wine grape vineyards. Oar stay here was 



» on g e »o"gh to sample different ki, 
bottles away with „, Then . 

through vineyards and vi, . 

wes topped long enough to 
' d - J the res ' dc "ts. and to sam, 

take a few more bottles to carry away » 

P'-sant nde; and we reached the p, 

Rosa, where, after a ride 

live The country is even , 

I.ked ,t on that account it is , like horn 

gone long enough to begin to 

place, after all. The ride here was ; 

we were quite weary with the day'.- ri 

enjoyed every moment of it. W , 

passed many fine residences, saw man)- , 

the best of cultivation, and fine all son, of . . 

by an intelligent citizen. We rod . |, 

comfortable variety, getting some 

hills. It was a ride full of variety of „ ;! , 

thought it was really the best place i 

seen. After the ride we were 

amid the most beautiful and 

saw. we were served with supper. ! 

again boarded the Essex, to continu th 

found some one had been th re 

three bottles of wine in each 

appreciated by all the passengers with , sing! ■ ex 

expressed himself when he found the 

gone it, I wish they wouldn't; t 

stuff before I get home, and I don't v 


A Review. 

(Read to the First Rhode Island Cavalr>^ - 

Hail, comrades of the ] 

Defenders of the true; 
Your presence inspiration stirs, 
Yourselves the war's review. 

We come once more, from life's w [ U ■ 
As fondest brothers meet, 

Survivors of the tier) da} 
That dealt, to wrong, defeat. 

We give again warm grip of I md — 

Fit sign of fellowship 
That holds us, as a veteran band, 

M-.>re firm than league o( lip. 

How vivid, in each other's eyes, 
We read, what none can speak, 

The language of those bosom-ties 
For which all words are weak. 

The bond that binds us is too - ! 

Vor time's defying change; 
it fa ^\y calls for thankful iong, 

And claims unci; ing ; 

How recollection bears us back, 
By camp and crimson tie) i, 

Through struggling r bivouac 

To bear our country's shield. 

Stern years of duty un 
When every soul was I 

When all were called to cl 
With right or vvro 

H"\v yet we ft : i - ■ ; ' 

When war tin: tocsii 
Arousing Free loin's home 3 1 

As with clear angel-D ngue. 

To dearest ones « e 

And to our 
As hasting to the rendezvous 

We buckled on our ma;!. 


Fro, N , r tha.,,| \ V , 

I he "flow I ,| tl 
Responded to i 

Io do her high i i 

Such free-will loyal . . . | 

The world had n . . | 
All kings and moj ircl 

Each trembling for ;, -. 

Our banner bore the I ' I 

Whose ligl : si ill i, ■. . ' ..,,,. . 

And in the strife ., icars 
Became divin< i 

When gathering hosts uf ti . , 

Like tempest, on t : 
-'• ' i;; ' a dream oar nati in >k< 
In anger and in | di 

Our Capitol our f oes , V: , uM - d/e> 
And f;lched our arms ' | 

Black pirate-keels bore I 
From all their stolen ports. 

Swift marched our cohorl 

From Maine to Gol : 
Pledged in the bloody strife to win 

Or perish with the state. 

When boastfully the r< I , 

Its deiian 

As chevaliers we cl .« tl 

And "boots and sad lies 

Our guidons dashed o' ' | 

And swept the h stile | I 
And, in our quickened in 

<■'- ;ound the bug! 

We stood by Freedom in he; 

'Gainst maddened bar 
Undaunted we uphi Id 

And shan : i ■ - 

There is a n A >] ness of 

In men who -ir lives 

To give humanity « ontro! 

And rv nd oppi , • - 

Bold men ad\ enture 

A idai - • i 
Or climb the bold acclivities 

Whc re avalanches slid :; 


Bi ' whs ueii w] 

Where bumi g bolts are 1 
Where ste I and i n pierce I 

And Qags in blood are l : 

Where thous [si tl • . i 

And corse 
While brotherhood uplifts the call 

And feel h angu 

The test of valor is tin 

The test ol 
And wrong i 3 preordained to 

As day o'ercomes the night. 

Our countr\ was the theatre 

Where freedom had l:et test. 
And brave men rose for shielding her 

Id holy armor dressed. 

The gory f,t] Is-nvill I - i:V 

That hoary wrong dies hate . 
But truth is mightier than the he. 

Though in the contest scarred. 

Our country then was sumra 

Her old paths must di\ 
The issue came that would dec] 

Her triumph, or her dirge. 

John Bull and all our foes y : I hai 

To help the traitors u in, 
Supplying syn pathies and br 

To brace the giant sin. 

A continent was put at stake, 

And ail the world look* 
A natii >n was t< rm ud or hr« 

To be then lost or won. 

The desperate so ial wrong had gi 

All j -■ I scout 

Until the b! ' of i a i a 

Could cut the cancer out. 

Four million si tees disc< i 

And stretched their sv i 
To God. their only source of : 

To break their galling i a: Is. 

The prayer \- as heard, an is s.v >rd. 

Idee Moses' ro 1 of old. 
Was drawn, 
'And back the Red Sc - 


FIRST Af.-UXi : 

Tis . . r tl ,, ; ] , 

'I :. arm , | 

Thesani ol 

Cuts off Gul 

There irf a. j ■ . ■ 

Ar -' ; sna l ' I and ill, 

Unseen, ii m in its for j 

But sure to v orl; its will. 
Our nation si .0 1 i G 

No rebel force could 
The sabre-thn 

J % he rille-ain f Grant. 

The cowards in tl I. 

We he'd in uttu 
And - coppcriicji !s" \v] 

Was out of slavery born. 

Some skull ' 

Some plead 
So following the bal I 

Down to tl e St 'ids 

But men of courage to» k th , 

And fougl t • 
They bore the iro t tern] 1 - 

And won the h n 

Nor inane! that our souls a 

In comradeship : 
That distance m i) I t i I 

Or dull the ten ! 

Our hearts \\ ere ft 

In flames of battl 
As ] lebrew v 

Within the ; u n 

Nor are depai 

In battle tire •. r j trace, 
From tendes 

The true 1 as iv < sur 

Qui n ition, "ul 

Erects her co-tlic: 

v. ere mart \ n : .- 

And holding fas 

She gi\ • 
In m :u:e. 

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And annually, will, m 

In hon >r of her d 
With tender step and dirge, she ( 

Their grave? with flov rs to • 

She blesses all .7 dauntl s ■ ..-. 

Who stood for her def 
Their nam,:-, shall shine np , 

1 n htting re urnp 

Confederates ui!l at la .1 

The war's resultant v. ord ; 
We battled for the South i. i I 

Than for the free-born North. 
We slew the ancient s i 

That woke rebellion's wave^ 
Inaugurating liberty 

For master and for slave. 

As brothers, tearfully vvi 

Our mortuary roll : 
But deathless love will ever plead 
■ Our regiment as yet whole: 

Our peerless leader at car head 

So proud of 17- eon 
And we so sure to triumph led — 

A true, chivalric band. 

A truer rank ne'er won 7 
Or wielded sabre blade: 

And faithful i i istory now . i 
What laurels ne'er will fade. 

While praising others' ' i 

We claim our battle-ri 
The First Rhode Islan i • 

Counts six am! fifty fights. 

We sing oar ! irethren i A 

Alike on land anil sea; 
But every loyal bos* m v. 

To speak their eulog) : 

Superior spirits never tiod 
The fields and decks of war, 

And i ilered freely of the 
The rae-e of wrong to bar. 

But we of c7 : ■ Ida 

Were always in the f . 

The heated battle-blows to stir 
We ever led the way. 


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O yes — th< 
But tin resull 

While gro our pin 

Where'er we , we rest, 

One Lhi hi 
This sentiment will rfieiM i . 

W« f i U gh| ,] j • , 

To our loved hii ;' H 

We make tliis hi 
That in her hour of agony 

We to her reset 

We held aloft ou» Hoi) -■ 

Till treas ( n\ u ki 
Till saiil. oppresbiu .'-. ! 

And rose the Union free. 
Already Freedon 

J las pride from power ' i ' ; 
There lives no lor ■', | , 

Throughout this wester; 
Thanks be to God — b) 

Our armies held the h* ■ 
Who even' pal 

Our Sovereign and our - 



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NO. v. — THE C< iVV CA: ' 


One morning, early in June, a modes! 
lady came into the office and reported th; ! 
into her enclosure and driven away her cow with< nt ] 
and against her vigorous protest. I heard. her pati 
as patienth' as I could, for her story was not a short ov. . Nor 
was it wholly devoid of interest, for it revealed much 
and character of the class of people to which she t 
belonged, called by the F. F. V's " pooi whites." \V] 
appeared, as a witness, to have exhausted herself, I rema 
that the charge was a serious one and the case und 
of much importance; that I would not feel ju: 
to whom the cow belonged until 1 could hear tl 
and I suggested that she come again towards even n the 

heat would be less oppressive, and bring her w ighb 
who, by the way, was also a woman. After giving m iny n 
why she could not she finally consented, and reluctantly to ••; 
along a notice 1 had prepared for the adverse part}'. Now, a g 
milch cow at that time, in that sufferin . tion of tl 
was a bonanza — was of almost inesti i 
As 1 revolved the case in my mind and tr : < 
defense could be, I realized — 1 began to realize — that 
weight o( responsibility resting on me I had u I 
when I assumed command of the zounty. (r 
ever>- da}- had a surprise for me — some dut; ; nil n 

enumerated in my order of instructions. Net t 
prising was the number of young men who li 
confederate service who came with request to ha 
marriage recorded, which was duly dene in a I 
clerk had used for the purpose, and a: the prop 

F/A'ST .!/.:• 

was issued signed, « II. C. Hall,!',, , . 

Perform any marriag, .,, , 

ai , re : ] : - ' 

app« ltdl and ,n a ( tll 

other v lt h a seowi of d 

^hen the v is ,ons of the h,o m 

the lullaby .ort, ether After boll, 
^;-«;-h other and, 

nearh, 11 d to the defe "dant that tl.c pi , 

•neaiheni, the day and charged .hat she, tl 
force and arms had broken and e 
removed fncrefrom one brind : 

6rty , °' thc Sa,d ? h ^- «cl th | 

^ d evc O' Peaceful means to recover her own wi; 

What say yon to the charge? 

She commenced a reply, not in a minor k, , 

but ma key of sharps as I fean I; 

but soon fortissimo ct j>oco crescendo, ,chen ' . 

a tnird below, and for a time [fancied] 

With Italian opera. 1 „ d ith exciti, 

much to the music, for I did not ; 

the words, tor I was unable to mi, | a syllable u 

either, but to the art, the .doll and the st; ' 

the duct pioccedcd it was 
had much practice and u, . lit 

At first I would willingly have give, 
ness such a novel entertainment, but tl xitc, I 
to such a seance increased mil : 
would be destroyed by the other, I e , U J I as wi 
given several quarters to have h, 
tragedy in Texas or Alaska or i 
sea. In' a little time, however, exl 


and gesture of both, and soon both subsid d ai 
chairs from which they had e Lrli :r risen 

Well, I had witnessed the entertainment bul I 

single idea to aid me in the scttlemcnl of 

For a moment I watched the mute form b , 

some sign of guilt or sorrow or repentance, but i 

ifest. The sullen looks and com] n d ii] wei nol 

-mens for gaining facts on which to ba a j 

should I doi> I could not tell to whom the co b and ! 

was attorney for both sides and also judge and jn 

resettle the case and settle it correctly, but h < 

£ WC basis for a settlement, and how could i < 

testimony from these two persistent claimanl 

1 was much troubled, for duty dense led tha I : 
the property in the. hands of its true end lawful \ 
above all things I desired to do my duly. At Ici gth a I 
thought struck me. I suddenly remembered re 
book, before the war began, of the decision of : 
man as to whom of two women a certain livi I ' , 

which was claimed by both. I immediately went to the d ' 
^in<\ called a sergeant and told him in the presence of tin 
women that both claimed a cow that was at a cerl 
described to him ; that 3 was unable to tell who 
owner of the animal, and that I had decided to him I 

with an ax to chop the animal in two equal parts ai 
each a half, as the claim of one appeared to be •- . ; that 

of the other, and 1 desired to treat them fairly and 
this time I kept a sharp watch of the laces of the I 
note the surrender of the actual owner, for 1 assui 
rule was infallible and that it had been properly ; 
1 thought if she had any affection for her kine 
allow the innocent creature to be so Cruelly slain. But 
! "ny surprise ! rny chagrin ! my mortification ! \ 
• l ad, with sickly smiles on their palli ices, expressed de 
that the other could not have the cow ! Wei 
'•'hat could 1 o\o now! I was alone and :ss — had 

faith in myself, and Scripture had failed me 1 

< MAfXJ- /. 

resign -to be relieved- to b , 
to so me place whe, f, ,, 

A Uei a bttlcr flect.o I Id ,1 

e*h r ow „ed the cow, and that un 
he lawfu ouner [decreed that 

the animal each alternate day, n 

decree should forfeit all her righ 

cow, and, as a further punish, 

sentence in the county dungeo 

including suggestions of iucarcerati , 

eHect on the nerves of my two 1 , 

the performing a duel i, 

expressed little regard for me or , 

much less sisterly love or holy fear of ... 

never seen or heard of either of th i tl ti 

then- d.fficultics were amicably 

that they are alternating the old cow : , '- iV . 


We don't take \a° its in sir 
And I am alone to-day, 

Lestwise, I could call 
He's not so far away. 

You are welcome to a breakl ■. 

I'll bring \ u s :>ni : ; i . \ ' : 
You might sit on the o! ' = • 

Under the chestnut tree. 

You're traveling, si < 

\ ou've gut som i ; to sell ? 

We hev a sight ol 

Hut we allers treat them 

For they, p >r s mis, are trying 

Like the rest of us I 
And it's m it like tramping tl 

And calling on folks to give. 


Not that I meant ?. word 

No offence in tl Id t< 

I think, now I look at it closer, 

Your coat is an army blue. 

Don't say ! Under Sheridan, v r< you? 

My eyes they are grown 
I had a boy at Dinwiddie 

Who was proud to serve under him. 

James Wood— you nigh 

But oi course you wen i les pari 
He was a tall, straight boy, sir, 

The pride of his mother's h ■' 

We were ofi to Kittery, lh« n 
Small farm in dear old Maine; 

It's long stretch from there to Kansas, 
But I couldn't go bach : 

He was all we had, was James, sir. 
He and my old man and me 

Had sort o' growed together, 
And were happy as we c uld be 

I wasn't a looking for trouble 
When the terrible war begun, 

And 1 wrestled for grace to 1 
To give up our noble son. 

"Well, well, 'taint no use o' t 

My old man said, said h :: 
"The Lord loves a willin' giver; " 
And that's what 1 tried i 

Well the heart and flesh u 

And hev to be fought with . 
But I'd given my life — yes, wil in' 

To look on my den i boy's I'dcc. 

Take care, you are spillim your tea, sir. 

Poor soul ! don't cry; Vi i - '■' 
You've had a good mother = 

Your wounds, were they har i to cure? 

Andersonville ! God help you . 

Hunted by dogs, did you say! 
Hospital ! cra/.y seven ye ins, sit ? 

I wonder you're living to-day. 

I'm thankful my Jim was shot, s : r, 

" How do you know that he died?' 
'Twere certined, sir, by the surge i, 
• Here'* the letter, and— ' May! , 


r-'/A'sr 7/.- 

Weill never! you sh , 

"James Wood"- ,|, , 
*«tMai«, i ,... 

Lies here in a criti 

Jast died— will i )e fj 

^ Can't wait for his parents , 
Well It! /:,, , 

Asforjol , 

Dida'tspeakforamo, hi 

Scarce spoke in a wee! , 
Never the same si 

They brought us this lettci 

And you were from Ma . • K ittery> 

Perhaps you enlisted , I 
I just disremember the fellows 

That marched out of t n 
Lord love } e! come into th< 

It's getting too warm oul i •. 
If I'd known you'd been g . ,j er> 

I'd taken you in here afore. 

Now make yourself easy. We're h 

Put our hearts, sir, arc h:)] , ' 
Sit here— it's Jim's chair — tal 

"Call rather!" My God . 



Bowdoin Boys in Labr/ d 

Ox Board the Julia A. Df.cki ) 

ROCKLAXD HAR1 ik, Ml-., ' 

September 23, 1 «Sy 1 . } 
The staunch little, schooner has once mor picl las; ■ 
through the dangers of fog, rock::; and p - ring .< Is, and 1 
party are safely landed at the homo por t, befor q I I 
oi the college term and two weeks of making up ; I piled 1 
against its members. 

The crew that weighed anchor at Rigolette on the morni 
September 2nd, when the wind came and the tide had turn- 
was a happy one, for worn Professor to " cookc 
that we were truly homeward bound, and that we had a 
plished our undertaking without any cause foi lastin 
The mail steamer, whose passengers had joined in the unifica- 
tion of the night preceding, being independent of the wind, had 
started ahead of us. Another race was on with the " Cm 
this time a merely friendly contest, without tin 1 r nxictv 
as to some other party's getting the lead of oar:, in i!r trij 
the Grand River. Bat the result was not di ti ic A 

fine breeze kept us going all day and the following nmht. But 
the next day the log came. It was no different from the c : 
damp, land-mark obscuring mist of the Mail a in its facility 

in hiding from view everything we most wane 
to safely find the harbor that we knew must be near at hand 
though we could not tell just where. A headland, loomin 
to twice its real height in the fog about it. was a uncled, a: 
lead followed in the hope that it would take us t< the 
haven. Soon a fishing boat hailed, and a voice, quid 
by a man, emerged from the fo^: and 5 Li that if we v. 1 

farther on that course we would be amc ng We 

were told we had passed the mouth of the harbor, an - 
ing back, tried to follow our guide, but he soon disappeared 



Just at ihis niom^nf ,„)„ • 

-y.op e ni„ K ; t hei,: h ,r^: je r im p° - ■ 

we sau 

one of the small islets tin! !-,- I 

*at we poked into l^ 3 US " 

the signal n,an statin on bJJ ? 

gers, we glide,! into . , t0 " ' 

vessels kept .ho, .:..! ■ . , 2 "'' "" » 

!»«,„„, , .;'' ;"«':: ''.''■ ■';■■■■- has! 

;:;: i^s. —;,..», .„,,„.,. „„,■;■„ 

■•<■ wcatheriv 

During the evening the mail steamer caud.1 ,,« ■ 
P«^g » Kttlc height ashore, ,eft t,s behind ag in , 

-esrange ep.taphs painted on the wooden 

, «y ocxchansc or sdl at a for ,,,•«,.- , 
"to pa.d anythmg they possessed for the cash which ■ 
^ ha f Ie f to bargain with, the available oi h^,, 

been already disposed of". 

J t was ;hard to disabuse the mimds of the peo, 
island Harbor of the jdca that we had r„„.,. ,,, ,.,.,.. . 

•t we had come to c old 

other valuable mines, the reason being that several vcars I 
a Party from the States had spent com 
'» ^at vicinity and. partly opened one or two , 




It was a glorious sight to sec the fl 
morning. Many a close shave and n up but 

collisions were caused by the hundred or more ves • ' crow 
out together through the narrow opening, < 
first puff from the fair breeze outside the Ice of t 
whole fleet was bound up the coast, but before m 
schooners had drifted far enough out 
failed, and only after an hour or more of anno) ' 
with puffs from every quarter, did the strong sea brecz 
Sheets were trimmed flat aft, and ah settled down to b I 
up the coast. The Julia soon left the mass oi 
before reaching Battle Harbor., where a long de: ii 
awaiting, had nearly overtaken the lucky one < .. had dril 
far enough off shore to make a leading win I 
breeze. During the calm a school of whales disported them- 
selves in the midst of the fleet, chasing one another, bl 
and churning the water to foam about us, apparently as thou 
it was rare fun. 

Late in the afternoon we approached the entran 
Harbor, but with the wind blowing din • tl) out of the i 
rock)- and winding entrance we wondered how we should get in. 
Our captain was equal to the problem, however, and 
by the crowded state of the harbor, within win - n n 
were two large steamer.-., one or two barks and sew r; 
performed a teat of seamanship the equal of whi 
told, preserved in the tradition- of the port, 
believed, as having been done once, thirty-yea 

Getting about ten knots way on the vessel, a id 1 
straight tor the steamer nearest the mouth, we 
the rocks of the entrance, sheered a bit and shot pas th 
steamer before her astonished officers • 
warning, and were traveling up the harbor at a steaml 
the sails meanwhile rattling down, and some o\ us on 
wondering if we should not keep right on out the otli \ nti n 

to tin 


>. : ue e, 

scurried out 

>ur wav. . • n in 

one fishing boat looking reproachfully at us as we : 

by about two feet just after onv fellow on lo 

F/A ' ST M'UXE. 11UCU: 

noting bur a schooner „, th< 

tothe '\^«a„ d \;; i r;;x;v;.-.; : ;; ,.■■"' - ■ 

commohon, just as the anchor Wa , 

quietly swung to and rm n,. 

done tha, lh in^ al, our ilvcj '°' '^ 

hundred letter, were brou • 

Here about one 
much rejoicino- 
the trip. 

By the ti 

^°r many had not heard from horn 

ill dn 

-v tue time we were readv to make d,-,i 

Prove the last denan„r, r T "' ; 

anting, the u , n 7, ' " " ™ f Labr » d °' 

-w, nu.-, Lne wind, wlnrh ,n ? „i 
> J -- § in exactiv'th O po " e ; 

endered us to tow ,,< „„, r , , 

nouoh to pHI Vhe "r ^k^ 

fa lu pun the schoon-r ao-ainst it Ti 

>r like all the rest this Labrador L ', 

nd had ;<■- . .oaiboi uas merely a " ticl 

!3d Ub hvo entrances, was narrow 5 h , a J 

short turns that it seemed impossibl 

the Mia throrah it H large a ve 

brook the unce^ ', ^ ° 1 "' ^'Patience , . 

' lL "' Pl ' liiree times v, held our b 





;i t! 

« wc anxiously watched the rr rea t o TC en -n--- • , 
indicatin? sunken rocN crHrf/ , P '" thc water - 

side, white the ead vot eo ^T ' °' 

i-nv bt.Laci\ \ oice of the \ thorl 

^/ore;i gsi n g sounded <■ port," th 
'"^anx.ous tones, -now starboard-hard'., 
~ 'vely now, and the graceful 
left .I"St grazmg the rock or lcd S c, as tl 

just how near to them it was sale t 

too c 
' an d yet pass th, ■ 

™ a scrape. It was a decided relief to all, a h 
-board, that had been broken only by t, ; 

■ -■«« Pdots voice and the creaking of tl , 

«' ^ 7 Und , b >' t,,c skillful.hands of 
oeased, when rhe pilot left his place and 

praising the admirable way in which the vessel beh.-u 

critical points, and apparently unconscious that in :' 

twenty college boys lie had performed an almost imp - 


After a hard pull to windward foi two o! i 
ashore, and a wet and rough time getting aboi 
after our laugh at the expense oi tl mate . 

our shore warp, as we started out of tl 
been unable to catch the schooner, which vv; 
wait for him in the narrow passage, and who had, th 
row all the way after us at the top of his speed, and 01 
us when we lay to to send oft' the pilot; v. i i; 
snug and started down the straits, hoping to read 
out further delay. 

That was not our fortune, however, for soon th wind h 
ahead, and with a strong current against us it was ii i ible b 

make any progress, so after jumping in a must lively mam 
day, in the chops o( Belle Isle, we made a harbor for the i 
.at Chateau Bay, in almost the same spot where we had • 
two dreary days two months before. The next day we worki 
along the coast, but at night again put in to whai 
last, as well as our first harbor on the Labrador — I 
Here we found a mail steamer and were allowt d in- 
open the bag to Battle Harbor and take out that which b Ion 
to us, much to our delight, of course, for it gave us new 
paratively fresh, that is, not over a month old, fro I 

Here, also, we laid in a supply of the only fruit that I 
produces, called " bake apple." It is a berry < I 
waxen color when ripe, otherwise looking much like a i 
raspberry, and having a most peculiar flavor, which ,ve le; 
to like, and grew very fond of, when the berries were served, 
stewed with sugar. We had been deprived of fresh \r 
long that we should probably have learned to 
however odd its .flavor, that had its general ch 

Here, too, we again fell in with oui littli Halifa> tr; i< 
gave us so hot a race to Halifax in the coming week, both 
sels arriving at Halifax within an hour of each other, 
ing at the same time from Red Bay and keeping wit 
nearly all the time. At length the vied i no to t 
we started, laying our course west, along tlu; Labrador sh 
as to get a windward position audi be able to " fet I 



when the wind 

«mc around to the west, as it 

that season of the year mm ir 

right outaaainstth^r P ^ gUSt0, 

strongly and in Spent T 7' dread ' for **> bl 

. ia„ined as we sped alone; the Labrado, ■ I 

tne wind becoming ? t-Wfl^ ,.- , i 


Sh, P a " d at the — t had a leading wind across 

For three days we hobnobbed with the little "Minnie Mac' 
f Cr ° S ? U!C Gu f - The f»'St thing we did in the m0 rnin 

•^ Ck ; and the las * thing ,'„ order at night were specul 
to where we should next see her The Him- , 
„r ,k . , difference in the bur ! 

° fth e two vessels, the one being shoal and ecu, rl 
other, deep and heavily laden, made the race a zigzag V 

he wind favored a little and the sheets could be -eased" , 
the shoal model would push ahead, but when the wind c 
more nearly ahead, and we had to plung 

StR > lhen tne deeper draught and heavier lading told to ad 

During this time wc were not idle on board. The Gr , 
Wr men weje beginning to feel vigorous again, an , , 
and data had to be worked up. The collections, too 
Jargcy packed away securely fw the rough vova"e y I 
P Ient y of occupation to those not otherwise employed, I 
the few really industriously inclined used their su 
energy ,„ seeing to it that the Ia,y were given,,. 
to enjoy their idleness. 

The morning of the fourth day the coasts of C 
were m sight, but the wind came straight out f th Gul 
Lansom huh a gale, and then our ri wing to her 

weight, forged ahead, and if seemed that we were to be b 
However, much to our amusement, when we got a t^v mi 


the mouth of the Gut, we found a calm, into wh 

Mac" had run and where she staved tiii 

us also came a breeze, and we forged ahead of hei 

anchorage at For; Hawksbury just as we had 

when we leit Red Bay. Here we spent the rest of the • 

ing in a stock o\ much needed fresh pro , ai 

nine of our college base-ballists, at the f the Port 

Hawkesbury nine, to give them som 

About the fifth inning the game closed on accotu I 

with score in Bowdoin's favor something about 30 

A short run brought us into Little Canso, where we had to 
turn to the west to go along die Nova Scotia coast to II 
but fog shut down so we spent a day inspecting the plant 
Mackay-Bennett cable, which has its terminus at Haz< 
about two miles from Canso, finding some very ; 
acquaintances in the persons of Mr. Dickinson, the i 
and Mr. Upham, his first assistanl t : - trii :rt, who pn 

to be a Castine man and was dcligted to me 
from his old cruising grounds, Penobscot Bay, and geltin 
interesting knowledge concerning ocean telegraphy. It i 
strange, to say the least, to be in communica 
with a ship out in mid-Atlantic, repairing a cab]-. . 
an answer from Ireland to our message in less than a n 
after it was sent. 

With cue stop on account of fog and threatening 
reached Halifax in two more days. The h i 
though, was not so pleasant, for as we were running up 
bor solid shot, from one of the shore batteries came 
around us and skipping by us, altogether too near I i 
However, no damage was done beyon i 
Her Majesty's property in the pr >p< - i n for a w ' 

to call away boarders, 

.nd and take due battery. We 
later that it was mere]}' target practice and nothing disrespect- 
fully intended towards the Hag frying; from our peak 5 
satisfied that we had not made any h nse. 

Once ashore the 'ropd.ddc Haligonians began 
Professor and others to a dinner at the i [alifax CI 



■ MAfXE Bi 


aayu-e enjoyed an officii, .. lnd , 

*rye and o h er gentlemen, war, : 

the beautiful harbor in the stc 

tamers, criven a d 

mi yaclil oi i i ■ ol .. . 

public buildings, and were fi 

dinner and right royall) 

House for a final recept 

""ally taken to the Va I 


At Halifax some of our party f 
Rockland, Jeit us, so with diminished i , . 
enthusiasm we made ready for the last si 
"f* « : rather amusing experiences wit] 
: irGOr cookce ." who seemed to reason th I 
been ?o long deprived of the luxuries of ni 
^ould employ -the first opportunity he h, . , . t] 

makmg h,msclf mcapable of doing so, a I who wai I 
aboard the morning we sailed only aftei a , .. 

search, we " squared away " for Cape Sable. 'J 
ran us nearly down there, but just as we tl , I , 

Provoking calms that delayed us in this vicini 
trip, we found the wind drawing ahead and faili 

spent in slowly working around the cap , drif 

l ! 1C tlme , and then we struck one of tl ■ r ] • 

tha t are too well known on the Maine coast. \\\ . . 

on which our captain had been bred, and so wc 

the night, looking eagerly or list nil / as t! 

dosed over us for some sign of ap 

just aboutelevcn, when itsccmed we could n. - 

of knowing that 'thousands of rocks wcr . • 

just where the)- were, and yet ecu.. . 

when so near home, we heard the >onm\ of t 

standing cautious!}- in on finding the water very dee] 

made Mt. Desert rock light. Jt was ' . 

there an easy matter to shape our com • 

break we could still set no hin . • ■ ■ 

being light and our [ rogi 

of vAiy z :c on the Wooden Ball Island, and s 

showed us the mouth of Penobscot - : 


after we dropped our anchor in the long wisln 

harbor, and the cruise of the Julia Decker and hci crew 

Bowdoin boys was ended. 

The account would be incomplete, though, . 
omitted to the royal welcome that awaited us at Rockland. 
Upon landing we found the church b ing, and the city's 

business for the moment stopped, while the city fail- 
as a goodly number of her sons and daughters greeted us at 
wharf. In the evening there was another re- 
the expedition as such appeared fur the last time, and a 
most fitting way in which we could express oar g itud at th 

interest shown m 

r ork and ?-?^: r turn, as 


to C01 

tribute our share towards the evening's entertainment, the 

doin College Labrador Expedition Glee: Club rem 

last selection, a popular college song, of which the burden was, 

as also the title, " The wild man of Borneo has just come to 


Jonathan P. Cn i e\\ Jr. 

Number Four. 

BY C. C. HASSLF.R, CO. I,, 21! 



This p< 

:r\V V, [-.'■ neei 

lo exp 

anatior to old sol 1 1 •_■ r - . 

to state that whenever cavalry is dismounted to go into battle tl 

off into four.? and. he that is number " four " is detailed Lo hold the horses while num- 
bers " one," " two " and " three " go into the fight. We are re now, of 
little story about a regiment which was to go into a very hot e 
be a nasty fight and by no means a desirable job. The < 
off. Number " four," supposing of course they would be detailed to 1 
instead of saying "four" when the count reached them sh ■ 
surprised, when the cunt was completed, to hear the Colonel say, 
hold the horses. Numb ?v " one," " two " and *' bully " ■ . W't 
are very much pleased with this dialect poem by Com Has .—Ed. 

Say.poys, I tel : s you now somediugs I tells you i 

About dot gavalry dot file on fo it' \c 

Vere one, doo, <lree, gits all de braise vile number four musl 

And hold dem bosses, in de bush so dey not runs avay, 


//AW T .!/,// \ 7, BUGLE 

. : 

I dinks me not. Xo countersign is needed .u d I 

De poys who early gic in dere vili me :! ' - 

Und reaching out dere han Is vill say, "old omrade, v . 

Long dimes ve votch und vait for you, vile m dot earth j 

Ten thousand harps vill music blay, ten thousand voi 

De sweetest notes dot efer made dose vaul 

Vile white winged guards around do! tl rone, vili s..ftly, < 

Down to dot gate un i say, " ve . 

.Bioomin»ton, 111. 

Mmegarbmeitvas nice und glean, nil ■ 
Mj»e b^dejrvosgocked und b 
But efery tune, and efery time vc lick dem reb, * 
Bromohonnefcrcomestomefo, ^ 

1 1 ^»«^<>ndre»bar a de fm it tt l,reinmme] , 

Asolcherlvosboundtomakc,« & 
I scWe before Heave mine ho, 

Bo flagshouldnefer be disgraced vi 


To see dem poys dismount to nte, vih [ vas n b 

Und vile dem horses chump und gick II ,1 , , 

Dede^r 1 nde m .pursl rt hickde m . w< 

Bem shells deygrac.,,de pull.ts sing, d, , l} , ;. . .. . 

J y^t can sthand und listen, vile I makes me nod - 
I gits no cnefirons on mine goat, no rel I ^ , kc 

I»y,«bychings,»mitallmymight > d,>t. 

Doc var might sooner haf been done, und ve 1 

If when dem rebels dey vos killed . .■ . , 

De var long times vos over now, I sure vos glad I dol 

J lifs at home in beace mif all gontented mit my : 

I looks around upon dem gals . . | e , h „v« 

Dot makes de house sometimes y, t 

Dere s Fritz und Carl, und Chon, und Choe, und Nick, u ' | 

Kathnne und Gretchen und Louise, r 

Dose dwins I hef not gounted vile d v, 

Dey more as pays for all r lose ven 1 

Dot Chaplain say, dat up on high, an. ei ,orld ler, . ; 

Mit golden sthreets und beariy gates al 

I guess dem Chenrals get in first, dem G 

De Machars und d ' I ipt .ins all, in , : 

Und den de poys vill march by fours dem 

[Maybe, some gray git mixed up dere. I i 

But ven de Captain say " come in, stha . . 

Vill J sthay out, dem horses mit ef 3 be number f 




Twenty-First Annual Reunion. 



Most of the rivers of the United States trend southward a. 
t:ey run to the ocean. In like manner the tread of tli ■ 1 
ans of the Republic in September was toward the city of W I 
mgton, and the reports of the railroad, centering i„ that citv 
show that over three hundred thousand old soldier . 
friends were carried into the capital of the nation duriiv 
tern, of the National G. A. R. Encampment. It is s 
that nearly one hundred thousand of the vast thro 
soldiers, though a much loss number participated in cr raild 

march that filled Pennsylvania Avenue from 9 a. m. till 6 1>. ? 
Like the grand review of 1865 the sight and cad 
from so S' reat an army of veterans will never again stir tl 
hearts and souls of a might)' nation. 

Maine was well represented in the magnifh ,.r proces 
The yellow ribbon and symbolic badge of our regiment 
noticeable all through its column and was also occasional!: - 
in the ranks of veterans from other states. 

Phe story of our twenty-first reunion at \\\ 
be separate!}- told. The " First o( Maine " formed onW n 
fractional part of the hosts assembled from 

can only skirmish in vicinity of a fiT account ol~ wiiat the 
members of our regiment saw and performed at the enc* 
merit. I will tell only what came under my observa 
I enjoyed, commencing at the very start, Thursday e\ 
Sept. 15, 1892,011 the steamer Penobscot. Many ai 
were the excursions from Maine to Washington. Win- I cl 
the route described will be evident as you read the _ - 
covered. On the steamer the G. A. R. Posts at Searsport. C\i 
tine and Belfast were we!! represented— Silas [.each, ■ 


Littleton, N. H and from the Granit, St. 
^ameandN ew Hampshire excursi, 
J c ^ d ;-f- New Yo ;k , Friday night, and 
th, t£u Jl -^ V !'; 0n Afield of Gettysburg, v 

£ e ^°^ of the second day's fight, then on and throu ' 

Dev'ls Den, where we discounted and most! 

;' re oi *e Gatlmg gun like appearance oi 

camera. Here a comrade of the Fourth Maine Infi 

name has escaped my memory, with his , 

increasing recognition of the landscape, sprang 01 , 

ground and exclaimed: "This is the identical spot 

stood and fired shot after shot into the column of the 1 

So intent was I on my work that I did , notic ' 

swmgmg around my rear till I was swept from this 

a prisoner." Then over Little Round Top on I . 

rwentieth Maine did most valiant service, not on!, i 

tnis part of the field but capturing as man) . , ■ . 

own ranks numbered. 

A magnificent view of the field is obtained from the t , I 
Little Round fop, where the Forty-fourth New V I 
whlch « to be marked by one of the largest and m si 
sive monuments of the Monumental field, forty-four 
with an outlook from its top. 

Then along the extended line from the left to right 
position, finding the field substantially the sam 
1S63. Away in front was the Ion- hue of woe '- ' 
Lee deployed his men and massed Ids artillery; cloi 
the site where our artillery return.-' ler of 1 

and caused the earth and air to quake; th 
which Ticket's men came with full ranks and aud 
here the rebel general Armistead fell. The spot is i 
hrom it I looked' across the open field to the woods tl il 


tained the rebel line, turned to our line ' 
right and left, to the position of our artillery, and felt lib 
uncovering my head to do homage to the I ; men who ii 
face of such a fire of artillery and musketry had charged so 
far and so valiantly. 

Monuments to the rebellious hosts have b n rcli 
excluded from the grounds, but no prouder monum 
pie valor stands among the numerous and costly granite i 
rials than the simple words " Here is where Gen. Armistea 

Then on and on to Cemetery Hill and beyond. J 
hill the long line to Round Top can again be vie\ I here 

the line turns with its fish hook curve and afforded a magnificent 
position for our artillery to enfilade the rank-- of the advancing 
enemy. Night now drew her shades over us and clothed in 
mystery and religious awe the field, of all other fields, of 
and monumental art. No other battle ground on all tin 
face of our country is so costly and beautifully marked or can 
be so easily read. You can see the whole event recorded b 
you, and over it all hangs the inspiration of Lincoln's un 
words — making a perfect atmosphere to hold the record of 
valor and art, the sacrifices and effort of a mighty nation to 
redeem herself. 

But where were the cavalry in those days o^ concent; ted ' 
The eyes of a novice can not see nor understand the valor and 
importance of the cavalry part of Gettysburg. \\ c wished 
much to see the grounds where our regiment enacted its part 
in the fight of July 3. We were scheduled to leave at seven 
o'clock. The First Maine monument is four mil ; to I 
of Gettysburg, and the road is rough and hilly. Up 1 I 
o'clock and with breakfast by lamplight, before the day dawned. 
Trimble, Leach and myself, and Capt. Carson, who having 
heard our voices in the dark, joined us, fresh from his bed wit 
no breakfast, and away we went to the cavalry grounds on tin 
right flank. 

Our regimental monument is admirably placed forob 
from the roadside. It is beautiful in design and all we cotil 
desire. Away on the right points the cavalry shaft in honor ( 



Gregg's Division, while the wide fi< l< | •• 

towards Gettysburg tells the story of the man) . 

grounds necessary for the manceuvers and 

men, making the line-; of infantry f 

thousand men were packed, seem in con i 

contracted. On our return we inspc* ted 

the beautiful monument of the tenth \< ■: S'orl < . . 

bears above the coat of arms o( that ' - ; . • 

a horse in bronze resting on a rectangular pedestal nil 

above the base. These New Yorkers wei 

in the held, and have gained good position . 

social life since their discharge. Awa) : left, in -. 

removed from the road, was another nv I . 

regiment, but we did not have time to reach it for w< 

at the depot at Gettysburg village at 7 A. M. 

We must pause a moment to relate a pectili 
comrade Trimble. July fifth, 1863, as we mo h Gel 

tysburg in pursuit of Lee, and in the square t 1 n 
Hanover road passes, where muskets were piled up lil 
wood, he saw a drug store just openii 11 '.-.. 

afflicted with army itch, which infection with that of arm/ 
were enemies more frequentl; mei an 1 fought than the rel 
themselves, he dismounted without halti I : 

store and in curt words directed the apothecary to put him up a 
pound of sulphur, and without return 1 >r pay 1 

back on his horse with the sulphur. Tin sulphur 
good service that Trimble'- conscience h never 1 
enact concerning the pay for the same. At 
troubled conscience directed him to th 

ing distinction stood the store as of old. Me 1 nt< re .. An 
man looked at him and he saw the identica 
him. Trimble told him he owed a bill at that -• 
called to pay it. The old gentleman looked j 
said, " 1 do not know you; you inn t be in tl 
Trimble then told the occasion 

had a slight remembrance of the act. bat concluded Ll 
was outlawed by lapse of time, and refu I I 




Wc were on time and for a short distance on I 
oversight of a portion of the ground of the fight ■ I J 
and then in vicinity and overlooking nmc!; of Lee ■ of 

retreat, and a most beautiful line of outlook ol n and 

valley scenery. We curved around the rail o tati • ■• i f 

Prospect and Summit, and swung southward toward 
land Valley, which from our high position in the mountaii 
almost at our feet, smiling in beauty, till entranced at it.- cli 
we halted for an hour at the Wood Park at Ten-Mar I 
the Sabbath of September eighteenth by gazing al the myri, 
peach orchards that filled the valley, and climbed tl i 
side till they reached the line of the railroad. 

Mrs. George A. Wheeler, who with her husband, Dr.W h 
of First Maine Heavy Artillery, from Castine, and Re o Mr. 
Lock, Company E 39th Massachusetts Infai ' _. of that | 
and your correspondent formed the " set of fours ' thai 1 
together most of the way from Rockland to \\ ashing ton 
was Maryland born and a right beautiful sample oi the fruit <:>f 
that state- — shouted in glad enthusiasm, "Mary] 

It is common to speak of cathedrals as sermons in ••■ 1 
but before us in peaches and wide outlook was a sacred Is 
To this spot come the maiden- o( Bal n to rene 
summer their beauty and i\ood health, and the air here bl- 
and the prospect a perpetual feast, evidences the reason why 
the Maryland boast of beauty is perennial. 

But we must up and away, by Chambersburg winch ha; 
from her ashes, by Hagerstown with its peach packin 
Antietam, and a long ride over that battle held, inter, 
unsatisfactory compared with the orderly lines drawn up ; 
tysburg, but tilled with interesting spot:. Wt saw the tie 
in orass whicn was covered with corn when tl : 
advanced so valiantly and was finally withdrawn after suf 
a loss of one-half its men; the spot where Gen. Mansfi 
killed; Dunkard church, around whose walls so mai 
fought; the sunken road where the Confederates suffered 
and Burnside bridge on the opposite end of the lii 


where the Ninth Cor])-, suffered so hcavil) 
sage in face of the steep banks that sheltered the n ; 
in sweeping it with musketry fire, then we st »od in th< N 
Cemetery, from whose exalted top Gen. Lee din 
ment of his troops September 16, [862. Soutl ■' 
reared its crest high before us, th< road aero 
clearly seen. South Mountain and Antietam ] 
our authorized list of battles, thanks to Compani G, II, 
" M. 

Jn the quiet enclosure of sacred mounds in the 
Cemetery lay our own men. Wm, Trimble found the _,:.. 
William B. Shaw of Vassalboro, of his own con C, an 

told his story: " He was a brave so! die, had tl 
When convalescent he returned to his company and was \ 
, trated by a relapse. 1 had a hard time to get him into the 1 
pital at Frederick City, it being so crowded with wounded fi 
the battlefields, but at last a nurse gave him a bed an I 
some Sister of Charity to take an interest in him, which ii 
was largely aroused by rinding a letter on him from his motl 
and in replying to this letter for the sick soldier." Trim 
of his perplexity and efforts to get his comrade thus cared I 
but he never heard anything further cone :rni ig him till he 1 
his grave in Antietam Cemetery. 

How near and vivid do these personal experiences bi 
two battlefields we have visited, before our vision. It was oui 
very good fortune to have similar experiences on the otl 
tleflelds. This cemetery is on a beautiful site and in even- 
impressive. The graves are arranged by States, and both 1 
and unknown are marked by head stones, and in the offic 
the Superintendent is a full register. 

But our time for Antietam is up and we again are on th 
and soon cross the river at Shepherdstown near th I 1 
can see the ground where the Corn Exchange Regiment (C 
Hundred and Eighteenth Pnnnsylvania,) lost two hum' 
eighty-five out of eight hundred. It had been in tl 
just three weeks. I also imagined as the road led us aw. 
distance from the river I could discern the ground \vh< 
rep-iment foueht and Lieut. -Col. Boothby was wound 



We were soon at Charlestown of John Bn 
wearied with our early ride to the cavalry ground ; on tli 
flank at Gettysburg and the beat of the clay, 'I rin 
concluded not to attempt historic Harper's Ferry 

Heights, so waiting till the train left we selected the I 

ing house in the vicinity of the depot and walked 

and knocked. A bright little girl appeared and ushered 

When the gentleman of the establishment presei 
■we asked the privilege of his hospitality for I 
looked us over, consulted his wife, and said he would tab 
We found ourselves in the custody of Amos D. Mil •;. f i 
pan\ r F, Eighth Virginia Infantry, General Armistead's b 
Picket's division, and were most royally entertained. 
supper and in the cool of the evening he took us tl 
town. We saw the Court House where John Brown .. 
the jail where he was confined, the town hall ; on land 

given the town by Gen. Washington, and the hill win re Jol 
was hung — a commanding location with wide outlo to 1 
Blue Ridge, the Massanutten Mountains and All 
.ample grounds afforded space for the massing the large hoc 
of Virginia troops present as guards. On this spot we saw a 
large and attractive brick house just elected by ( 
son, costing some fifteen thousand dollars and built from mon 
made in investment at Roanoke, Va. 

In good season the next day our large train was in i Lion 1 
Fort Royal and Luray, whose names caii to mind nun y occ 
sions of our service in Virginia, but this time Luray i 
in her own soil and gave us a view of beauty unknown to her 
self till some years after the war. I had previously 
the impression that caves were damp and dai 
under ground that might impress one with tl 
extent of the cellar like dampness, and that van 
strangeness and Wonder little was there to attract or ad 
never was a more fairy-like vision revealed to our e\ 
high, arched rooms and winding passages oi Li 
illuminated by electric lights, presented to our view. 

I do not know how many hours we passed in t 
how mans- miles we walked on its paths. It was a nei 


F '*S7 MAIXf, ,,.,,,, 

seemed fresh and cood ; 1 

above ground. We not'onVfr^d m " ,hthC 

of stalactites of constant V 

-d now afa, K„ f rt b .-, Vary ' ng f ° n 

na now alar but th I ' ' 

r ?fr«W„g to' breathe it S " ' 

same stalactites, in the' o „ "''"'" ' T'"" ' l " 
melodious notes so L § "^ ' " ; ' — 

-Pondtoanolice-sXr "'"^ ' ^ 

So we saw, we breathed, we lv-,-,i , , i , 
t«ves of the hidden beauties of 'C-carne wfllin; 

in ^r Luray Cavern S u r r , m ° ther Mrth 

coarser ne,,Lr::::_ ^' ™*ed to daylight a 

h "»ger, and the ho eTof 

Personally m / fe ° fl CqU1CtV,llagewere 

dedreforn e I," 1 , ; e ' nSide0fn;m,r0!c! ' ' 

Thp , y MC| "^""'ed "'here J could ref a <dass I 

'he merchant replied, "Pas, t l, r ,„. , ,, & , 

will : "T ^f-I^^" thai room.i!- 

br ad & and b ( tte 7 ^ '" genCr ° Ui ^'^^ 

a ttract.V '., an< , my apPOtit ° ^ VC rC:!d >- " 

at .* ctlve tab 'e spread so quickly before nl . \\ 

bright looking boy marched in, who sto 
seemg a stranger. His mother said, " My ; 

m -ytp.s you would like to see a Yankee sold 

°"e before you now, at the table." The 

e>es and gazed. I rather enjoyed the occasion, bul 

■•e-eve the silence 1 took off my cavalry badge and 

caked his attention to the Henry rifle, the cross 

horses head, the state of Maine pirn I 

and horse shoe all in gold, lie for | 

became quite chummy. I told his motl that in D 

'863, our regiment had burned the church in thai 


besausc of rebel saddles stored there and 1 

after tannery from there to n. u tl ■ ummil of I 

and now she was putting coal- of fire on m> head by 

a perfect little lunch in her fitting room. 'He 

were not unpleasant and the mother and myself 

the war was over, but the son had a longin ire that 1 I 

like to have a war when lie became a man. 

Soon we were again on the cars and bad to J 
then through the Manassas Gap and all the w 
places on thai railroad and the Bull Run Mountain with its 
famous Thoroughfare Gap to Manassas Juncti : two 

hours were allotted us to see the Bull Run 

By some chance in balancing the numbers in cacl 
my usual set of fours and found myself in a team with I 
Hampshire friends, with a pair of horses and a light can 
The driver said his name was White, and when I . - first 

name he said it was Born. I asked if it was sp 
and he replied affirmatively, and said he vesl 
ancestry on his name. He was a good boy ar I 
horses, which I praised to the extent of my powers, and he 
showed me their best paces. The road to the held v. 
lent, and with horses dripping with sweat we were on th 
some twenty minutes ahead of the other teams and 
time and daylight to receive a full account o^ the fight as 
and enacted by Mr. Henry, whose house v.\r near by and wh 
mother was killed by a stray bullet in th< 
most interesting description. My previous ide is of 
Battle of Bull Run were that it was impossible :■ - 
the ground and it was fought in confusion and with little . 
tional order; that the Second Battle of Bull Run was : 
out with greater confusion and virtually a tangle, oi 
appeared to our regiment at the time, but from the wide inch 
field where we took our outlook there were three 
where confederate generals fell, Gen. Bee and Gen. Bartow 
and Gen. Wade Hampton wounded, and the 
troops on the twenty-first of July, 1S61, was clearly befi 
The neighboring woods, fences and lines remained 
some as thev were on that daw 


WS7- MUX,: /,, 

" n,en came «>e description , 

I" the fight of Augu 

Before us were the Bui R \ '" " f A,l; '" '■ ' 

-^fareGap/, ell'fje 0, r ainS ' S,, ° U ' in ' 

formed the lines of the ,, 0o ! 

virtually reversed, firin n of "' ' ' 

battle from that of th' first ^ " *"" 
rhe sun was nearfna *i, ■ u • 

S - h vo persons r 21 ?r°; aS , thl 

d ">er to ride toward^ ifen 7/ ^ " ^ ' dir ' 

«• Hooper of cX»r B L n fv C - 0ft,,C,ntol 

rail fence from which J fir a r " / '°, * " " ' 

advanced across thi, v r , Sl,0t al tl,e foe - We 

e^tes. W» were fo V. , St mUrdcrous fire f rom 
After %1 in'Xsorl! - an V a!1 " "* *' h °' > 

-"y c; pt . TiiX " G ^;:;V ^ annotsay - 

got seoarated from cu '^ C ° mpan} ' aml : 

house '„ we ^ T"^ »/ off to .he M 

- P po rt ed,t;;ie s :: iir m :i:i .f; 

pass and in the r? a rl-„. - ' points oi the com- 

i - ,u »-i tne oaikncss o the en m n a; i 

SudJev'q fnr- • • "'Ci^cnin^ directed our steps to 

brotnarnt In nT 3i "r Vh, ' Ch T Ca ^t «>• foot in 
pun ^.: rliliUywhee!sa " d °">>- -leased .nvself by son, 

wl!, C °Tf "'' ,0 a «™ P anied Hoop.- was Dr. Samuel 1 

Wallace of Castme, Firs! Sergeant of Companv \ Twcntv" 

s-th Pennsylvania Infantry, who had been 

record the held, and who told ,,,, 

*J the troons he was with occupied at the daw of ,1 

«alit> of the persona! experience of comrade Hooper 
remmded of comrade David H. Whittier's incidental men! 
tms same spot in his account of Aldie in Call Sixtl 
HI GLE. I was strangely moved and interested, and u . 
tance was forced to return to the station by the gathei 
iiess of night. 


This battlefield is unvisited and neglected in 
that of Gettysburg and other more noted fields,! , 
* unis borne b y our standard as one oi , and J 

^^T'fuT^ byourj in [ Ins 

pan of the field, September fourteenth, 1863, we bade 

skirmish, and a few days later on this same ground G " 

spent part of a day in undress uniform skirmi I 

sonal enemy and at night of the same clay, with torch and 

lead the Pioneers in a midnight, campaign, undaunted b 

witticism of Col. Boothby. This held, rememben 

and varied experiences, 1 can not leave withoul submitting 

historical facts, which bear upon the locality viewed and 

of those present: with me. 

Gen. Sherman says, in his Memoirs, page 187 : "For two 
hours we continued to dash at the woods on our left front, whicl 

were full of rebels, but I was convinced their organi 
broken and that they simply had settled there and taken advan- 
tage of the woods to cover them, to reach which we had 1 , 
over the intervening field about the Henry house which was 
open, clear, and gave them a decided advantage." 

Johnston in his narrative says : "Bee, seeing the advan 
given him by this position by its elevation gn . - than th; I 

hich the enemy stood, by its broad. < 

the opposite ridge, on \v 

by the extent of open ground before a 

t was on these grounds or in plain .- 
Stonewall." - Be< 

top an 

brigade."— Page 45. L 

that Gem Jackson obtained his name, 

advanced over the open ground about the Henry house ; 

Was driven back. Pfe aided in nlh-mn- hie --m.mi hi- .--mm.r them 

uuYUiivv.u v^vw li;.. V-'j^U gKHIUU ilUUUL LIIO 11011} IlOUSC \ 

was driven back. He aided in rallying his men by calling ther 
to observe how 'Jackson and his brigade st< d Iik< 
wall.' The fact being that Jack-em's men in sight c\ . 
troops, had by Jackson's order laid down to avoid tl 
artillery." — Page aS. In a few minutes after Gen. Bee fell, i 
tally wounded. 

Appleton's Encyclopedia of Biography says of Mampt 
First Bull Run, '■ Six hundred of his infantry I 

J " MSr ■>/■■!/.: ■/-. BUCl.E. 

«™ the Warrcnton road agai, : |< . 
t-mg Bee when Jackson can 

SECOXD nil i. |. UN 
. " Gen. Hooker selected Grover's brigade to I 

Twenty-sLxth Pennsylvania. The charge wa 

gallant and determined of the w,r it. 

^-C-mpa-gn, of the Civil War. The Army , 

It was near midnight when we reached Wash, ■ 

cable cars were found, bulging out on each si 
mass of humanity. I saw a place ! . cli , t 

a jump hit ,t and was borne towards Mt. I'leas 
quarters at Gen. Spear's. The 
was big — it was 


text clay was I trade. Ii 

"« "'*-» was magnificent. Hut this is not the pi 
desenbett There is a joy undefinable in bein 
nos., um there is a keener joy in observi 
of an old cavalry comrade who I r0 , , 
by your side and whose countenance has not been I 
^ r ^ars. I can only say one thin-, to the C , n M 
Parade, appointed by the comrades in \\ , 
the honor oi the arrangement and succe; cJl 

I come to September twenty-first and twenl 
cast and rainy but packed lull with warm and hi • 
ol the old comrade of the cavalry , • and th , 
many oi the old comrades of the -rand old ;^.- • 
had not seen since the war. We had 
but we did a little routine business. We mk- . . 

glory oi Boston in 1SS9 and [890; we di 
comfort of Houlton. Me.. 1891. n r many of th 
enjoyments of Kastport, Bar Mar!), 
that we hold m most grateful remembrance, but 


Wude of comrades by the hand, of th 

Gregg, and the grand body of caval ry that served . 

and metaphorically hugged a lot of th 


all these things elude pen and paper. The following 
-ere present though not all at the 

their names do not appe £ 
M. J. Alien, Skowhegan, Me. 
George W. Brown, Bangor, Me. 
W. G. Besse, Lewiston, Me. 
Chas. Burgess, Lath, Me. 
Andrew M. Benson, Boston, Mass 
A. J. Burbauk, Chicago, I]]. 
R. R. Bangs, Wescott, Neb. 
G. W. Barnes, Waterville, Me. 
Frances Colburn, Lewiston, M c , 
John P. Carson, Mt, Vernon, Me. 
Jona. P. Cilley, Rockland, Me. 

A. W. H n, Fall] 

Amos R. Flail, Herridtm, Fairfax C V 

Frank 0. M tynes, Vow |[ (V . 

G. X. Harris, Meln - . ;.; 

J - H. Ingram, Houlton, Me. 

Frank R Joi .. ,. . 

Sylvanus | Athens, Me. 

Warren A. Jordan, B 

John K. Johnston, Has rl 

Edward J »rdan, Bangor, Me. 

C. D. Jones, Rocklan I 

Edgar FCo»stock Minneapolis, Minn. Albert 

O. W. Cole, Ltna, Me. 

R. M. Clayton, La Moure, X. Dak. 

IT. E. Challis, Baltimore, Md. 

II. M. Cleaves. Saeo, Me. 

A. C. Drinkwaier, Braintree, Mass. 

Bi anbury V. Do e , Camhridgeport, Mas 

S. C. Davis, Monson, Me. 

L. V. Davis, Arctic, R. I 
Albert Edge.comb, Boston, Mass. 
L. G. Kstes, Washington, D. C. 
Phineas Foster, Tacoma, Wash. 
li. D. French, Waitham, Mass. 
Chas. B. Faber, Wakefield, Mass. 
Levi C. Flint, Monson, Me. 
John Faunee, Oxford, Me. 
Pcrrin I'. Freeman, Camden, Me. 
Ceo. F. Goodwin, Skowhegan, Me 
Amasa ( lilman, Dover, Me. 
S. S. Goodhue, Haverhill, Mass. 
John W. Goodwin, Manhatten, La. 
D. W. Gage, Cambridge, Ma^. 
Chas. L.Grant, Kittery, Mc. 
Chas. II. (;o idwin, Met-on, Me. 
Dr. Horatio X. Houard, Was] 
Ceo. D. Harvey, X. Berwick, Mc. 

O. Kelley, South Etna, Me. 
A C. Lovejoy, W; ' ii | ( 

F. B. LA .. 
L. W, Lyon, Sagi 

Ceo. W. Lovejoy, } • . ■ 

Daniel W. Lowell 
Silas 1 each, X th (."ass 
Leander Lane, Keen's Milis, : 
Robert Lockhart, CusU r ( itv. Pa. 
U. R. Lincoln, Soi 
C. X. 1 ang, Por 
If. H. 1 
Loren II. Mil 

Who Maluon, Auh un. Me. 
Wm. Morai 
17. G. M« r! 
Laurel Mans . ' ' 
Thornton W. Mclntyre, [ My i 
Geo. L. X'abon, 
Alfred Pierce, Vrlingl 
John M. 1 erl ins, li st 
B. H. Putnam, !! ' 
' .rhe! ! . : ; 

\ I i.C. ' leorge Pri . ' t M .. 

Ceo. P. Philli] s, Boston, Mass. 

S.T. 11,01, Hunt/dale, Cieartield, Co., Pa. P.A. Rogers, M. D.. 



W. K. Ripley, Canton, Me. 
Chas. E. Shields, Marinette, Wis. 
C N. Smith, Newlon, Mont. 
C. W. Skilliugs, Portland, Me. 

F. J. Savage, Fairfield, Me. 

G. A. Savage, Fairfield, Me. 
N. C. Stoue, Dover, Me. 

S. C. Smith, Winheld, Kan. 
Chas. Smith, SWhegan, Me. 
Sewall W. Smith, Skowhegan, Me. 
Hollis Simpson, Waterville, Me. 
Patrick F. Shevlin, So. Boston 

h. 'I . '! ho ., . v. • 

F. H.Tobi :, I'oi 

Levi Toot 

Wm. Trii 

C D. ( Imer, Flint, ' 

1 ■<■'■■ ■■' 

D. H. V hittier, 

L. \V. ' 

A. M. War.- , | 

Chas. W. Weymoull 



J he business meeting was held in th< Sh ri , •. 

iled to order by President Comrade Gilbert N J [arri 
VOted toat the report of the Treasurer be printed and I , 

the members with the report of the mectij 
. ;) c ommitte.e of one from each company and on, f, , I 
fieW and staff were appointed to nominate a I 
for the ensuing year, who reported, and the fol in 
were elected : 

President-Caleb N. Fang of Portland. 
Vice President— Peter Dresser of Lewiston. 
Treasurer—Jonathan P. Cilley of Rockland. 
Secretary— Charles F. A. Fmery of Medford, Mass. 
Corresponding Secretary— Oren S. Haskell j ■},}. 

Financial Committee to Audit Treasurer's Account— a! C. Drinl F I • 

ett and A. L. Onhvay'. 

I he same committee were instructed to present the nai 
three towns as places to hold the next reunion. 

It was voted that the next reunion be held at Lewisl 
at such time as the local committee may determine. 

Gen. L. G. Estes was chosen as the repn vc of the 

association on the committee of the cavalry 
consider the question of erecting a bronze statin- in the city 
Washington to some famous cavalry leader or typical 

Gen. J. P. Cilley was chosen as a like representati 
another committee of the cavalry corps orgai ' to 

the official records and war maps and see that they rcc 
rate!}- the cavalry services. 



LADIES' A I'M I ' ' 

The ladies met September 22, [3 
reunion, in the Sheridan tent in VVa : 
of tiie Cavalry Association, and a v asan 

lowed, although rather different from T th< 

held at Houlton. 

The meeting was called to order by the Pr< i< :nt. K 
of last meeting read and approved. F01 
The following officers for the coming year were - 

President — Mrs. Laurel Munson, ] Loulton. 

Vice President — Mrs. Volney If. P'oss, Bangor. 

Secretary and Treasurer — Miss Grace Eveieth Tobi , Portland. 

Voted to meet with the First Maine Cavalry Ass »ciati 
''93. Voted to adjourn. 

The following reports of cavalry meetings, taken 
Washington Star and Post are given as pertinent to this 1 


There are seventy-eight cavalry regiments in the Army of the V • 
are represented by from five to eight thoi pment. 

reunions of all except twenty of them were ! - : fu - 

the other comrades met Thursdav. The whole • r.ct ; 

the Meade tent to form an ion. 

Unexcelled for variety, vigor and enthusiasm was the r 
of the Army of the Potomac. Yellow b 

guidon with red and white stars fio ' I U'. Wh 

sided, and his enthusiasm was enough to ins; ire V 
his staff. Capt. II. C. Parsons of the I A ■ i ■ ■ '■ 
Capt, A. B. White of die Fourth Pennsylvania Cava! 

The exercises were opened with prayer by Chapl; h t \ 

invocation of the God of battles and of peace, an 
monly supposed to he over pious, it evoked a chorus 
whole assembly. Fraternal ; otters were then rea« leader: 

Merritt, U. S. A.; C. H. Smith, J. P. Match, llenr. '. ai ; II. W?ls 

Each breathed the kindliest spirit of coi n d :< 
when a truly eloquent epistle from Mrs. Elizab h V. < uster, wi<! 
Cavalry leader and hero of the Black Hills, was rea I. tl e crowd wei 
i n .r_ Comrade fohn McF.Irov. r " whom ; < !u ii t sure this 

of these reunions, u is then into ia :eci ;"e toi 
doesn't hart him a bit," crie.l a ,oice ; and Mr. 

particular, his [dan for christening the old White Loi • Grand u 1 . I 
to please the old boys, and they cheered it to the e< 


Faught of the Fifth Uni ■ ■ • 

Capt. Lot Abraham of the Fourth! 
and proceeded to sbou tl 

that defies description. Th old I 

for "boots and saddle, » « rcv l " : 

by Capt. Abraham, Mho after each • ■ ' 

imagine that the buries sun. Th s " ' ' ! 
reunion, and warmed",, u P wood „X ' " 

from this time on enthusiasm was ra 
Capt- Parsons of the First Vermont Cavaky Ma 
of Washington, Maj. Cvmmings of th, 

Second Pennsylvania and r- ,» , -orb; Ca, 

Assistant Secretariate T^f' ' 
whenherefeneroth Jhr o fon M ' ' 

forthcirservice :*": tvdt." ' 

„., . ' CIC applauded wlt *J especial emphasis. 

J he mention hv ihr c n ,.ai c \ r 

i two resolutions, one for a coi , I , ^ tn;u of 

cnosen bv each cava ir-,- r,,r r ^,;, .,.:,.,,,„ , , .. ... 

cnosen by each cavalry organization to look up tl -I recor- 

see that tney record accurately the cavalry services. A 

:r r ; q r tion of erecting a ! — - ■ - 

leadei - tne ty pi cat cavalryman. These resolutions were carri 
appointed, and the meeting adjourned. 


A reunion of the First Maine Cavalry was held "1 hurs lav. 1 | 
mos. remarkable record of the war in the number of battles f 
1865 Ae War Department authorized it to put the name, of , 
its banners, and they are inscribed now with tl p 
well-known organization in Maine and publisl es a magazim , the 1 
Iheyhavea large delegation in Washing* 
Among those present wee Gen. j. P. Cill :y, « ; e | 
Capt. Ulmer, Capt. Carson ami Capt. Black Hawk Putnam. . 
association will be held in Lewiston, Me. Tl 
hshe.d, and it nils a volume two inches thick with stoi i 


The Sixteenth Pennsylvai ' C *aln I Id its reunion in the \\j 
afternoon at three o'clock, J. R. Carlan, ; - ■ 
by Judge Russell R. Pealer, J. I). Miller, and i ohn D. ] 
Sixteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry belonged to Sheridan's cor] , 


■l-V\ UAL RJt I 


fighters from "way back." Each of fln» «, i . 
m e„, a „ dth e a p P Le W asf t e q l .. 

the splendid manner in which theme I 


IhmsdayeveningSheridantentwasGMc,] I 
Cavalry and tharfnends and one of then, U 

he en oa mpm en, ,as th ,e result of th 

be^sd *.lb "'".^-v - ...■■.U-A,„, 

been selected b -every commandmg general „f that an, . 
account of rts efEcency and fine military bearing. Po, 
see ndb ?lg ade, second oVasion, under G„,,;r 

en that brave cavalry commander. A! .„,, , 1UI ...- 

mentstdle.stns total number of en, ,„., ; , 

Its fine ana costly bronze monument near .:,„. Mead 's head te, 
,s one of tne mentorious works of art on -,;,, hU ,oric field, I, 
j. iv. hllicutt, the sculptor, of this city. 

Capt. Albert N.Seip, now residing i„ this city and ho] 
regimental association for the past live years, pr , 
served emaently for the same period as senary, rec , 

B. Chambers, a member 6f the Virginia |. ,d , . . 
sentative of tne regiment on the coi , ii , > hc caval . 
m this city in honor of the cavalry. Com.ade [. 1. Galbraith w ■ 
sent the regiment in the corps con,- I correction of the-«n I 
assemblage was stirred when Capt. Sei;> cxhihiled the old a 
Company A which he saved at the battle of Gettysl 
precious rehc of his command. 

Stirring and enthusiastic addresses v.,,- m , !o bv , . . . ^ D g 

Clark, who recited very pathetically "The I 'Id Canteen;" Wm. C. i 
strong, who read a fine poem; Dr. A. Id iVter, A . X. Sei] i 

C. Frew was elected president, j. J. Calbialth secret..;.. treasurer, and 
Albert X. Seip historian for the ensuinj i ... irr, due 
third division railroad mail service city |.ost office, erne of tl hers of 
ment present, was only fourteen years of ,,;o when he end- 1, 
the Sons of Veterans among the old white heads there assem 

1 had anticipated and planned to attend the reunion 
of cavalry regiments, but it was simply im t . 

from the tent assigned to our regiment, ind tin 
varying stream of old comrades there appearing. I did : 
the reunion of the Cavalry Corps. I did enjo) it but i 
There was something of the tow n meeting ab< ut it tl 
it from the gathering of comrades from oru r< 
ness of purpose and oneness of experience. 

I did attend the reunion of the twentieth Maim 
night of September twenty-first. They were entertained a 


first .'/.//\y / 1 , > 

TJe evening of September twem; 

Cavaliy and the Second Pennsvlva r v ' 

observer only, sitting in the shade of tl , 
manner of proceeding and the remarks. Both wen , 
with speeches, but tlie reunion ol ! 

alry mte ^d me most. We kneu th 
were "> fnendly relations with many of it 
continued their, session for a mudi longer tin 
Maryland and seemed reluctant to depart. Tl 

a strong bond of affection between its meml 
[ ar S el y d " e to the influence of the president, C 
has done so much for the good of the a 
ber could fail to recognize and return his kindnc . I 
all the comrades of our regiment will km 
his letters in the Bugle. He is a gentl , .- | | 

man. I had the joy of meeting Col. i I „ f th. - 

Pennsylvania Cavalry. Plow clearly I remember his 
and actional: Sailor Creek April 6, iS : 5j 
Pennsylvania and First Maine went forward as one, in , 
of Shepherdstown and fields previously f. 
R- R. Pealer of the Sixteenth Pennsylvania Cavalr 
Three Rivers, Michigan, shook me by the | tl 

oi my acquaintance formed with him at the crow I : 
to the Russell House at Detroit lust year . . 
ory, when the instant removal of the disagre 
annoyance of a crowd was occasioned by- 
Sixteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry con: »d by n ; 
met also Edgar Clement of the Second >, . ■ 
Rides, whose letters in the BCGLE have . 
Gen. E. M. Whitaker of the First Connectici ■• • - 
\ r ork Cavalry was a glad acqu hap] u'n lo 
Bradley of tiie Tenth New York Cavalry, brought 
saintly countenance and go< .! v 


September twenty-thn : . 
excursion down the river Potomac will 
encampment. A delightsome, pleasant 
able trip. I had been down and up the ri 
but was then preoccupied by i • ■ .■ 
wounds and never as on this day n / d vvhal 
and magnificent river the Potomac u'a . . ' 
me why Washington erected his mansion i il 
desired to have the capital of the republic at the up] 
its wide expanse. 

At Indian Point we landed and v\ ' the 
of the United States navy for the new heav\ 
fact for the smaller ordnance and rep il ; n. Al tl 

guns with their. mechanism arc in fact attractive in . 
point of view, as well as impressive from thei 
One of the five-inch guns was fired for oui b . 
watched with interest the high leap of the proje 
struck the startled waters, which sprang I ivenward ; . 
wondered to see it leap and leap till nearly out of ?i 
distant surface of the Potomac \w: J 

On the steamer we were well fed and happy. On our 
as the shades of evening drew around us. the comr ' 
in the saloon and passed complimentary r 
mittees of the Potomac Department and the city of Washi 
for their magnificent work in receiving, cari 
ing the veterans and the National Enca n] il 
of the First Vermont Cavalry, presided. A tl chai 
the Washington Committee, Edson iv- lied to th 

olution, he received an ovation that si t sl< amcr. 

various speakers, Capt. Jack C] 
the boys in cow boy style. It was rough and pal 
but most comical and wholly inspi Its < 

nous cheers and laughter. At its close Thomas J. Lt fcti 
the Fortieth Virginia Infantry coni e : rvice and a n 

of the Washington Committee, was cal >ut. As his 

and two inches of stature, clothed in .. yisl mit, 1 
attention, he commenced to speak in an imp ;ssive and fra 



manner, but through it ran a tone of sadix -.; in marked contrast 
with the speeches of the hoys in blue, that sobered entirely the 
entire throng. In the hush that followed his remarks a con 
with a rich voice commenced to sing, " We are tenting too 
boys, on the old camp ground." He sang it with fervor, 
ing the audience with his hands as he moved them with his 
voice. I looked around as best I could, and tears were stream- 
ing from the eyes of all the vast number of grey headed men 
crowded into the large saloon. I never saw so full a response 
to the memories that held us all, 

( l'o be. continued?) 

Capt. J. P. Carson's Devotion to His Regiment. 


Capt. Carson was taken sick just after the battle of Cold 
Harbor June 2nd, 1S64, and was taken next da)' to St. James 
Church, used as a hospital, when he was so affected by his 
illness that in Ids own language he did not care whether he 
lived or whether he died, but rather preferred the latter as the 
least painful. When the hospital at the church was broken 
up he was moved to a hospital boat stationed near White 
House Landing. Here he remained sick with a severe form oi 
typhoid lever till the regiment were well on the way to the 
Trevillian Raid and the boat was read}' to start for Washin 
The morning before she was ready to move the tide left her 
with her guards inclined towards the wharf and about four feet 
from it. 'idle more he contemplated the p-xsitio-i oC the wharf 
the more the desire grew strong to reach it and return to his 
regiment. Ho went to the surgeon in charge and asked him 
if it would be safe for him to. return to his regirfrent. The 
curt reply vats that lie wasn't ik for duty and it would be 
with his sickness simply delivering himself into death's hand-. 
The captain returned to the deck; and the wharf, as the way of 
access to his loved regiment, won the daw He went over 



the side and stood again in the " sacred soil." He found quar- 
ters and subsistence among the trains and quarter master - 
plies at the Landing and waited the return of his regiment. It 
came in due time and with it Ids horse and accoutrements, 
and he was once more in the saddle and. in the line of a 
duty. Immediately came the fight at Black Creek the 
long march to the Chickahominy, the long and fearful day at 
St. Mary's Church where so many of our comrades lay down 
to rest forever. As we fell back and back, wearied and unre- 
lieved, keeping the enemy at pistol distance, at the last stand 
lie saw a place to make a barricade of rail ?.nd forced the men 
to construct such barricade and take post behind it till he had 
nearly two hundred men in position, when came the mounted 
charge of the rebels carrying all before it. As this ch 
flanked the barricade the only thing to be done was to get out of 
it before they were cut off. This he successfully performed and 
was making good progress for a new position when he came upon 
Lieut. Gordon wearied and unable to go any farther, lack- 
ing the sand that enabled Carson to hold the field in spite of 
his fever and debility, unwilling to abandon Iks Lieutenant, he 
tried to help hum along till the rebs swung their lines around 
them and captured both. The sequel of trie fever was a long 
term of imprisonment and exposure in rebel prisons. He has 
yet to look for his reward for early rejoining his regiment and. 
his efforts to save a brother officer. 

A Skirmish at Little Auburn, Va. 

by e. w. wans, (ioth n. y. cav.) Delaware, ohio. 
In October, [S63, Lee's army made an attempt to pass 
around the right flank of the " Army of the Potomac," and 
interpose a force between them and Washington. Meade 
therefore ordered a retreat of his whole army. October 12th 
the cavalry guarding his right flank had a sharp brush with 
the enemy at Sulphur Springs, at the crossing of the Rappa- 


hannock River, and falling back before all . found 

themselves near Little Auburn, a small i ro - road village. « )n 
the evening of the r 3 th our regiment covering the rear, Capt. 
George Vandcrbilt was ordered back on pickel ju ifter 
Moving out of camp less than a half mile they placed t 
reserves in a small grove of oaks, through which ran a 
road and posted a line o[ videttes just beyond the grove. 
They soon discovered that in their immediate fn 
large camp of the enemy, and from the numbers of fires it 
was evident that a large portion 01 the Confederate Army was 
there, ana that they would probably move forward again in the 

Word was immediately sent to the headquarters of the 
regiment, and it was evident that the picket guard would get 
no sleep that night, as parties of the enemy were liable to run 
against them at any time. So they prepared to give them a 
"warm reception in the morning when they should advance. A 
strong rail fence ran along the side ot the woods toward the 
enemy, and where the wood road passed through was a heavy 
gate. This being the point where the advancing enemy 
would probably reach them first in the morning, they built a 

strong b; 

:aae ot rai 


ana timber. 

Then back at the < ■ ; 

of the wood toward our camp, along which ran another strong 
fence, a second barricade was built, leaving just space foi 
little squad of horsemen to pass around when a retreat was 

Although the enemy was so near that loud talking in their 
camp could be heard and their camp guards seen, they ap- 
peared to have no knowledge that our forces were so near, 
and our pickets took every precaution against making their 
presence known. Every ear and eye was strained to catch 
the faintest indication oi an advance by the enemy. Nearly 
an hour before daylight signs of activity were manifest in 
portions of their camp and our boys were aware that in a 
few minutes the enemy would be upon them, and a strip 
against great odd^ to hold them back, necessary. 

Capt Vanderbilt formed his little force of thirty-five or forty 
men across the road in rear of the outer barricade with their 

SA'lRMISIl AT LITTLE 11 B '.'. /'./. 

carbines reach'. Presently th< tramp of h •- • 
sabers out in the darkness announced their app • 
drew near the Captain sang out, " Halt, who i 
The oni\- response was an order from the ( i 
"Draw sabers, charge," and. on they came throti 
not knowing what they were to meet. When within lift; • I 

the rail fence and barricade the captain gave the on . . ' 
and a sheet of flame sprang out from the carbines tl 
nated the night and horses and riders went down. In an in- 
stant almost their hue struck our barricade, which \ 
strong for them, and horses and rider.; roll* each 

other. Before they had recovered from their ast< i 
we gave them another volley and they fell back out of 
This repulse put our men in high spirits, although aware that 
at the first light of day the enemy would easily \ back. 

In a short time the enemy recovered from their surprise and 
advanced more cautiously, extending their flanks well to th< 
right and left as if to learn the extent of our line, and a 
daylight was fast approaching" our captain, aware that hi; 
force would be soon flanked and captured if he remaine 
longer, gave them one more voile}' and fell back to tl 
ond barricade. Being unopposed the enemy soon passed the 
fence and first barricade, and believing that our sm 
had fallen back in confusion came galloping through the open 
timber nearly up to the second fence before the light was 
sufficient to see our small party, when our boys gave I 
another volley and they broke for the rear again. 

But in a few minutes it was evident that their lines on eitl 
flank were advancing again and we fell back 
merit winch was now mounting. One squadron under Capt. 
Thomas Johnson, charged down the road with when 

the enemy opened (ire and several horses and men went down, 
among them the horse o\ the gallant captain, who so fell 
that Johnson was unable to get away and was made a prisoner, 
and for more than a year suffered and starved as a guest 
" Hotel Libby." Cot. Avery having orders not to f 
oppose the advance of the enemy ordered the regiment bad 



: Hd f;° retreat *'as continued until near Bristc, ..i, , wc 

lound Gen. Warren with thn v;*-u c - • • 

varrcn uitn the tith Corps swinging into line - 

and as the enemy came on he advanced, striki, 

Hank, and rolled them up, capturing many pri mors 

triking them in 


The account of Comrade Wiles is another feature of the 
pCC f ar "^mixture of the two opposing armies in the retro- 
grade movement of October, 1865. The nipht of October 
twelfth our regiment was in the rear of the Twelfth Vii ■' 
Cavalry and walked into their camp. The night of the thir- 
teenth, Stuart's Cavalry advanced to Auburn and beyond toward 
Catletts Station, and the Second Corps marched at night t. 
their rear and encamped near Auburn, directly behind "them 
and the Fifth Corps were on their left flank and the mo 
Union wagon train in their front. Stuart was in a trap, but he 
thus de scribes the situation, with a little touch of confidence 
that came after the affair was over and which did not exist at 
the time: 

Stuart retraced his steps to Auburn, if perchance a passage might still he forced at 
hat point. A bnef developed the fact that he v,, securely en 
between two large marching columns of the enemy, and that any attem] I I f, 

at a great sacri: : eo. — Can • ' 

way through could be successful, if at all, on!; 
Stuart's Cavalry, p. 3S9. 

"Our left flank, which extended across the read to Catlett's, was our weak p 
and against this a strong attack ,-,, directed. It was all-important to repel tl is for 
out- only means of egress lav in that direction. Colon R u n now ' d the First 
Xorth Carolina Cavalry in amounted charge. Her de over a Strom- li m •' j 
mishers, most of whom surrendered; but his charge was broken by th*e close line of 
battle b.yond, and his men returned an 1 reformed for another attack, but lefl held I 
them for dead their gallant leader. The enemy', advance was checked, and - 
the favorable moment the artillery and wagons were withdrawn from the hills, an d^ 
passing in rear of the enemy's position the whole c mmand was extricate 1 fn m ts 
perilous situation. Stuart had expected when he commenced the atl ;1 that ] ■ 
would be aided h >' a vigorous movement ^' our trooj > from YVarrenton, and he h 
hoped that the combined assault wouW iuflict serious damage upon the enemv, and 
perhaps bring on a genera! engagement."— Idem, p. ; -. 


The Assemb 

Saddle up, pack up, and be ready to move out in • 

The next call of the BUGLE, 
to be issued next January, 
will be the annual Roll Call, 
and we need the assistance of 
every living comrade to make 
this roll call complete. So 
every one of you hook out the 
roil in the last January Call 
and wherever you find the 
name of a comrade which is 
not properly filled out, sit 
right down now — don't wait 
until to-morrow — and write to 
the editor or to Con. Cilley, 
giving the full facts. If there 
is trie name of a comrade with- 
out his address, and you know 
the address, send it along. If 
there is the name oi a com- 
rade who has died, and there 
is no mention of the fact, 
send the time and place of 
death at once. Anything that 
is not correct, write and have 
it corrected. This mast be 
attended to at once in order 
to be in season u>i' the printer. 
if the comrades will attend to 
this they will assist in making 

as complete a roll call as ever 
was made. By the memories 
oi the comrades, living and 
dead, we urge you to do tl is 

much for them. 

With the next call will com- 
mence a new campaign. Cam- 
paign II., which was entered 
upon for the purpose of pre- 
senting the reports of our re- 
unions to the comrades, is 
finished. The report of the 
last reunion, at Washington, 
n ay be found in this Call. 
Ten times has the BUGLE vis- 
ited the comrades, each time 
bringing them an account of 
one of the glorious reunions 
This was 


reei m en t. 

foundation oi the BUGLE. 
But each time also has it 
brought them an increasing 
amount of reading matter ol 
mere interest to them than 
to anyone else, unti our pages 
bene been- crowded and we 
have been obliged to enlarge 







Hereafter we shall hav< an 
account of a reunion but once 
a year. But the BUGLE will 

continue to visit the com:, : 
four times a year, just the 
same, and will continue to be 
filled with interesting reading 
matter prepared solely for the 
comrades and their families. 
Something, however, must 
take the place of the accounts 
of the reunions. Now there 
will be room for the sketches 
by the comrades which have 
been promised "from time to 
time — room for sketches such 
as only the comrades can 
write. The sketches which 
the comrades have already 
furnished are full of life and 
of interest to every other com- 
rade. Every comrade who 
has enjoyed these sketches 
owes it to every other com- 
rand to prepare one for them 
to read. The pages of the 
BUGLE are open to all. There 
is not a comrade bat can 
write an interesting sketch oi 
service if he will only try. 
And nothing is more readable 
to the comrades than what is 
written by other comrades. 
So, comrades, the BUGLE be- 
longs to you — it is yours, and 
upon you depends the manner 
in which its pa^es shall be 

filled. 1 ! y< >u w ill do your 
duty to yourself and to each 
othei a you did to the coun- 
try long years ago, then the 
Bl - ;i.i; will thrill your h 
as of old. 

Take hold and help, coin- 
,, on the roll * II. 

We have in hand for pi 
cation, as soon as ; ' I i( al le, 
the following sketches: "A 
Cavalry Reminisence,' l 
an account of the famous r;< : :- 
to Little Washington in the 
autumn of 1865, by Lieut. 
Horatio S. Libby; a stirring 
narrative of the escape of 
Capt. Andrew M.Benson from 
a rebel prison in 1864, ; an ac- 
count of the First Cavalry 
Fight at Kelly's Ford, March 
1 7 1I1, 1863, by Maj. Frank YV. 
Hess, United Slates Army; 
and " With Gregg in the Get- 
tysburg Campaign," by Lieut. - 
Col. Wiiiiam Brooke-Rawie, 
Third Pennsylvania Cavalry. 

Raii\-, comrades, and assist 
in making the roil call com- 

Another o( Maj. Hall's in- 
teresting sketches in the s 
entitled "After Appomattox,' 

THE ASSl ;//:/ Y. 


is published in this Call, and 
the gallant Major has promis- 
ed another sketch for the [an- 
uary Call. 

We call attention to the 
poem by Comrade Charles 
C. Hassler, Co. I, Twenty- 
first Pennsylvania Cavalry, en- 
titled "Number Four." We 
have several selections from 
his pen which will be given in 
due time. 

The roll call needs your 
help, comrade — not the help 
of some other comrade, but 
your help. 

Bind Your Bugles. 

James He am & Co., binders 
of the history, will bind the ten 
calls of the BUGLE in half 
morocco, stamped on oiir side 
with cross sabres and lettered 
on the back, making a com- 
panion volume to the history, 
for eight}' cents per volume in 
lots of one hundred. 

Comrades who also have 
the copies of our reunion pro- 
ceedings, First to eleventh, can 
have them bound in like man- 
ner and price. Comrades are 
urged to do this and thus 
preserve the literature o( our 

1 ! " f <' - iin r, G a. Cilley, 
will i ,< a!K j 

v h< n one hundred arc on 
hand forward to tli 

The pi 
forwarded to the trea 
will be one cent for < v< ry four 
ounces but the return po I 
on the bound volume will be 
o n e c e n t fo r e a e r\ • t \ ro o 1 1 

Mail is the ch ay of 

sending the BuGLK. The 
bound volumes will cost about 
the same by express or mail. 

The first issues of the 
BUGLE and the copies of our 
first reunions are in demand 
to complete sets for bin li •■ 

Comrades wh > may not de- 
sire to preserve their co 
will confer a great fa /or i a 
the Association by sending 
their copies to the treasurci 
and thus supply the meml 
who have lost their numb 

Surplus Numbers. 
There are quite a large num- 
ber of copies of the reunion 
proceedings from the fifth to 
the eleventh, which will be 
given to any member of the 
Association, who may desire 
thus to compli ' ■■ tli : sets or 
who may wish to pre- 
them as interesting and valu- 
able records of regime ntal lite. 



Capt. Melville B. Cool< 

whose noi 

to read this no , 

:«m a t,on for County cidin 

Commissioner of Km- rVu,n , 

otKnoxCoun- conduct of th 

u was noticed m last issu< 

was one of the few successful 
candidates on the Republican 
ticket for that county; th 
tothe comrades of Co. B and 
the old regiment, who rallied 
-as a man to his support. 

In war time we called the 
Confederates "Jonnies." That 
name held more of good f j_ 
lowship than of hostility. To- 
day it holds good fellowship 
only. This call of the Bugle 
furnishes abundant evidence 
that the kindest feeling and 
respect exists between the 
old soldiers of both armies. 
All this evidence ismosthappv 
a. nd o f p e cu iia r i n t eres t . R e a c 1 

n ed any c 

' ; i' : 511. 

The Bl'GU- was ma ; tl 

; : i o( tiie Ca 

Society of th \ • 
United States at tin- . 
meeting last June. The July 
Call cont li j ! i he reporl 
the proceedings of that i 
i'hh, an,! 3 ] 

lsed by different memb i , ' 
the society from time to 

Read the roll call as ; i ' 
lished ^st January, see 
is missing and write us , ' 


1 ! i i i n 
On page 6i, fifth line, i 
October in place of Sept' i 

the letters of Major Brown 

and Thomas J. Sanford, and The First Rho< 

Gen. Cilley's report. He found When th 

the same feeling during all his 
journey in Virginia. 

On our advertising pages 

will be found the notice of the 
Grand Trunk Railway Com- 
pany of Canada, and all 
who a 

'■■ companies 
of the regiment entered Vir- 
ginia in April, i S62--thcii 
campaign— they stopped ' 
woods near ( at! tt's , 
We were about as fori 
body of cavalry men a 
seen during the wli ' 

intending to visit We arriv 

Chicago and the World's Fair horses'and'k ' about al! 

will find it to their advantage It was raining and we h 



t e nts ; w e \v ere h u n g ry an d w e 

had no food, nor had we any- 
cooking utensils ; we were cold 
and we had no axes with 
which to cut down the splendid 
white oak trees all around us, 
in order to build fires. We 
were destitute. It was our 
first inarch, and. everything 
hnd been put into the wagons, 
and the wagons were hung up 
the other side: of a creek five 
miles away. We were cold, 
wet, hungry, weary and help- 
less. W e nam e d o u r s 1 o p p i n g 
place "Camp Misery," and 
spent there two or three of the 
most miserable days of the 
whole term of service. Near 
"Camp Misery" was another 
camp known as "Camp Mud." 
Tins was occupied by the First 
New England Cavalry, after- 
wards the First Rhode Island 
Cavalry. They had arrived a 
day or two before, and the 
rain which begun on our last 
day's march had not Hooded 
the creek so as to keep their 
wagons back. They had some 
of the comforts of camp life, 
but not all. They had car- 
bines, however, which we had 
not. There were cattle roam- 
ing about in the vicinity, but 
we could not kill them. \ ct 
as we had nothing to eat, we 

mu ;t kill them. So carbines 
were bori • >.. 

Flanders, cattle were ki 
and vv : were fi m star- 

vation, even tl we were 

obliged to cool: that beef on 
the end of a stick and eat it 
w i 1 1 i o u t c o nd i n i e n t s or a c c o m - 
paniment. And many i 
kind services did they perform 
for us, in those o u r d ; iys < » f need . 
Thus the Rhode Islanders 
saved our lives. We were not 
destined to remain with this 
regiment long. They were 
sent into other localities, and 
we met them bat seldom dur- 
ing our service, though we 
heard of them and o( their 
gallant deeds and grand re- 
cord now and then. But we 
always remembered them and 
their kindness to us when kind- 
ness was worth something. 

The First Rhode Island Cav- 
alry held their annual reunion 
on the 4th of August last, at 
Pleasant Bl uff, on the shores 
of the beautiful Narragansett 
Bay, and it was our ^ood for- 
tune to be present. We enjoy 
one of these reunions almost 
as much as we do one of our 
own. There is aspirit of com- 
radeship among o ; .an. as mere 
is among our o\\ n comrades, 
which I have never seen at 



any Infantry reunions, and I 
have attended many o( them. 
We enjoyed this reunion be- 
cause we felt very much at 
h o m e . S o m e o f th e c o m r ad s 
.we have been acquainted with 
for a score of years, some of 
them we "had not seen since 
the muster-out," nor before, 
either. But they were all com- 
rades. The reunion was very 
much like one of our own — 
cordial, comrade!}", cavalry 
greetings, old stories, jokes, 
a business meeting, a dinner, 
then speed") making, etc. It 
was pleasant to us to be call- 
ed upon as a representative of 
the cavalry regiment which 
Lad the best reputation of any 
regiment in the service — which 
lost more men killed in action. 
had the largest number of 
battles upon our flag, etc., and 
it was pleasant to respond by 
relating the story oi the first 
meeting of the two regiments, 
and giving the First Rhode 
Island Cavalry the credit of 
saving our regiment in the time 
of greatest need it ever exper- 
ienced. Chaplain Frederic 
Dennison (the "fighting chap- 
lain" ) — as good a soldier of the 
nation as he was soldier of die 
cross — read an original poem 
at this reunion, which he has 

kindly alh 

in our columns, and < 
comrade should read il 
thinking of th< Lime I hi i 
bines of the First Rti I 
killed the beef which kept u : 
from suffering. All hail to 
the comrades o\ th< Fii 
Rhode Island Cavalry. 

Gen. John Pope. 
Within a few weeks there 
lias passed away a sold: r wh 
was at one time prominent in 
the rebellion, but whose final 
muster-out was barely noticed 
in newspapers which have 
poured out columns o( tribute 
to men much less dt - : 
Gen. John Pope died and was 
buried and few knew of it, or 
realized that it was he who 
once commanded the glorious 
old Army of the Potomac. 
The comrade:' of that grand 
arm\' who were serving 
front of Washington du 
the summer of 1862, whe 
Gen. Pope was appointed to 
the command, will rememl 
the thrill of joy with which 
they greeted his breezy ord 
— those orders which were r. - 
ceh 1 d v. ith so much ridi 
We had been marching to 
fro, backward and for 
to the Rappahannock an 



yond and back towai d ; Wash ■ 
ington, to Falmouth and then 
to the Shenandoah Valley, 
and we could understand noth- 
i n g a b o ut it. G f o ne th i n g w e 
were assured, and that was, 
that the whole army seemed 
to be busily engaged in pro- 
tecting the property of rebels 
rather than in fighting then. 
Our comrades will remember 
the first time we were sent out 
foraging, when it was a matter 
of life or death for men and 
horses, when a receipt in the 
name of Uncle Sam was given 
for all that was taken : they 
will remember how many of 
the boys, and sometimes whole 
companies, were detached as 
safeguards to protect the prop- 
erly of the citizens from being 
taken by our men, who were 
suffering for want of what was 
so near them and so strictly 
guarded. We were told it was 
the property of "Union citi- 
zen-'' we were guarding so 
carefully, until we were 
led to believe that all the 
citizens of Virginia were 
looked upon by the gov- 
ernment as Union citizens, 
vvhil we felt that there was 
nothing more scarce in this 
world tlmn Union citizens in 
Virginia. We remember once 

upon a time the regiment was 
camped near a man ion where 
such care was taken of the 
ground lie I s< mi of the in- 
corrigibles of the regiment 
averred that they were not 
allowed to whittle on the 
camp ground ; where the 
horses had to be watered, one 
company at a time, and the 
horses led out in single file, 
so as not to mar the beauti- 
ful grounds of the " Union 
citizen " who owned the 
grounds; where there v. as no 
comfort in living. When 
Gen. Tope took com in and of 
the army and issued ids fa- 
mous orders we knew all this 
would be changed, and we 
welcomed the change. We 
icl" that the troop ■ . inch were 
scattered all about d >ing 
" safe-guard duty " would be 
gathered together again into 
an army, which was dune. 
We felt that Gen. rope be- 
lieved that the army was rais- 
ed for the purpose of fighting 
the enemy, not ol protecting 
him so that he might the I 
ter fight us. Gen. Pope infused 
more life into that portion of 
the Army of the Potomac 
than did anything else until 
the appointment of Gen. Granl 
to its command. He did not 



win the second battle of Bull 
Run— it isn't worth while to 
enquire why at this late day, 
as the comrades well know 
why — but he did inspire the 
troops with new life, he did 
inaugurate a change in the 
whole manner of campaign- 
ing in Virginia, and the old 
idea of protection to the 
enemy's property was never 
revived. From that time 
forth there was a new order of 
tilings, and in the end success 
crowned our arms. Who 
shall say then that Gen. Pope 
does not deserve the highest 
credit for his service in the 
Arm\ of the Potomac — the 
credit of o n e o f the most i m - 
portant military steps taken 
from the firing upon Fort 
Sumter to the surrender at 
Appomattox ? God bless Gen. 
John Pope, 

Kind Vv T orcls. 
The Rockland Tribune pub- 
lishes an article upon the July- 
Call of the BUGLE, from which 
the following kind words are 
taken with thanks. The Trib- 
une s article 'closes with the 
sketch by Comrade William 
H. Luce: 


The July i^sue of this interesting pub- 
lication shows by its increased pages 

an,' its vari< I con growl 

in financial an'] litcran 
that is most creditable to the ; . 
tion and to those who have 
cha - of the qu; rterly. It i w con- 
more r< ] tl \ thai t 
North American Review. It n 
be finite mo ' - of the 
ical excellen periodical 

> ecuted in 'I hk 'J , 

we should be very happy to hav< 
parison made of our work with that 
any other printing establishment in the 

Since the A pril issue the Br ■; : - 
been adopted as the official org 
the Cavalry Society of the Armi 
Ur.iled States and will contain c •. 
tions from mi ml "s < "the moun"- 
irnents, north and soi th, which 
pated in the War of the Reb< 

All its articles are carefully 
and contain valuable historic facts and 
fascinating narratives of pen i 1 ex- 
perience, 'this last quality is well 
shown in the semi-plaintive account of 
the soldier "beguiled by chance." There 
are three original poems, all well worthy 
of permanent preservation in oui 

Among its largei and more ami 
articles is a.' ■ tive and in! Testing 

account by our townsman, young Cilley, 
of the expl (ration of Grand R\\ 
the re-discovery o( Grand Falls by 
the Bowdoii College scienti 
tiun to Labrador; and an account 
■'the country for which we fought 
the editor, containing quite a large 
number of illustrc :h<n<. 

The first Maine Cavalry claims a lot 
of first things— and not content ' 
bearing three m.>re authentic na-. 
battles on its colors than any other ref- 
luent, and of h iving lost m i - 
and more men killed in battle th; 
other cavalry regiment in t' 
army, now claims the honor of bearing 

7'///: ASSEMB ■ ' 

on its rolls the name of the first man 

who enlisted in the War of the I hel- 
lion. We present this claim, nut only 
.for its own interest, hut because it 
mentions the name of Dick Mart/, a 
genial citizen of -our neighboring town, 
picturesque Camden. It is written bv Luce, of Rice Lake, Wis. 

Our First Visit to Warrenton. 

The comrades who went on 
the famous expedition to War- 
renton on the night of April 
1 1 th, 1 86?, will never forget that 
experience, but the following 
story of that expedition, told 
by Capt. George N. .Bliss, of 
the First Rhode Island Cav- 
alry, will be new to them: 

Some of Gen. Sigei's men had been 
left sick in Warrenton, nine miles from 
our camp, and about sunset one night 
six hundred of the hirst Rhode Island 
and four hundred of the First Maine Cav- 
alry marched for Warrenton, escorting 
ambulances in which the sick men were 
to be brought within our lines. About 
midnight the column was baked, and 
an ofheer came along the lines giving 
the order in a whisper, ' Draw sabres !' 
The men had never been in action, and 
this order, given in a low whisper in 

of n 

night, was appalling 

the darkness 
but it was obeyed, and the men could 
be seen carefully adjusting their sword 
knots and swinging then sabres to be 
sure they were ready to strike home; 
then at a slow walk we moved into the 
town and Warrenton was ours. Some 
of the citizens, aroused from sleep by 
the clanking of sabre scabbards and the 
ringing of horses shoes on the stone 
pavements, opened their windows and 
looked out, and one citizen came out 
on the street just as the colon ' ; reached 
the c out house. The c »1 ik-1 said 
"O >ral (ones, you wilt lake this citizen 
as a guide, and produce the mayor of this 
oity instantly." In a iew minuti - the 
United States flag was made fast to the 
halliards of the court hi us ti igst iff, an I 
the mayor was produ , - iwing evi- 

d •"' i 5 in his Ci ufused 

h: ir of a h; ' . toi o u 
following ensued : 

Colonel — Ai o mayor of thi 

M . x .Mr. 

Colonel— Hoist Ll t fiag 

Mayor—1 ladn't you better h< : 
yourself? 1 don't i '■ - .vledg Lhat flag. 

Colonel — Hoist that f itly. 

The mayor hoisted the fl 
of the colonel evidenth ing him 

with the belief that to refuse was death, 
and then the colonel said : 

" Now. sir, 1. hold you responsible 
that when ! return! in to-morrow 

night that ling shall still float." 

" But," said the m "suppose that 

Stuart or Ashby com i : 

" But they won't come — they won't 
come," said the colonel, with en 
emphasis. "They have h< ard of me !" 

The Kansas Crop of '92. 



THE L v: i km STATES. 

Never in the history of Kansas has 
that stale had 'such bountiful crops as 
this year The farmers cannot get 
enough hands to harvest the great crup, 
and the Santa Fe Railroad ma I ■ ■ 
cial rates from Mai - ity an 
M i: ■ ■ uri River to*.\ ns. to in< I I i . 
1 ■ Is to go into the state. The wheat 
crop.of the state will be from sixty to 
sixty-live million bushels, an '. the cpuality 
is high. The grass en. ;■ is m i le, ai I 
1*8 ven large one; the early potat i 
barley and oa! crops an ma le, ai 
all lar^e. The weather was propi- 
tious for corn, and it is die cleanest, 
best looking corn to be found in the 
country to-dav. ('ion;-' rates were 
made from Chicago, St. Louis a 
points on the Santa Fe east of the Mis- 
souri River to all Kansas poi t 
August 30 and September 27, and these 

ions i:.-.*- '■ a chance foi • - 
farmers to see what the great Sunfi 
State can do. A good miip of Kansas 
will ! ■ ile* i free u] iti >n t< 

[no. 1. Byrne, 723 Nl Block, 

Chicago, ill., together v ith reliable ' •• 
tislics and information about K 



Bugle Echoes. 

i- Its echoing notes your memories shall renew 

From sixty-one until the grand review, 

Where elbows touched and troops rode boot to hoot, 

Triumphant 'ne'ath the Hag that South ?.ad Nor'.!, salute.'' 


Port Caledonia, Cape Breton, 

May 31st, 1S92. 
Dear Gen. Cilley, — I received the 
Bugle and enclose you one dollar for a 
year's subscription. I will also fill up 
the dates with regard to marriage, etc. 
I feel so interested in the Bugle I 
think the sound should bring a host of 

I remain yours respectfully, 
R< ibert Nutter. 

[Hist. p. 53T.J 

Cambrjdgeport, Mass, June 13th, '92, 
Gen. Cilley . 

Dear Old Comrade,— Please find en- 
closed one dollar for BUGLE for second 
year. I sent you one dollar »last 
year for first year which you did not 
credit to me as per inclosed slip. The 
Bugles are worth their weight in gold. 
I hope to meet you and all the boys at 
Washington in September. I am suffer- 
ing from an accident to right hand. 
Will send family record for next cam- 
paign. If you intend to print another 
Roll Call sometime in the future I will 
send all corrections 1 may know of. 
Gen. Smith's brother is a neighbor of 
mine and is greatly pleased with the 
Bugles I loan him. 

Yours in F. C. and I... 

Bradbury P. Doe. 

[Hist. p. 600.] 

(The January Call of each year will 
contain a roil call of the members of 
the regiment. — Ed.) 

347 East 1 enth St., St. Paul, Minx. 
July i4th, 1? 
My Dear General: — 

Enclosed please find draft for two 
dollars to pay my subscription f 
Bugle, as also my genealogy, whi 
desired me to forward. It is v n sel- 
dom that I meet anyone connect'. 
the regiment, unless it is when J go 
east, but here in St. Paul I do 11 
the pleasure rif meeting any of my old 
comrades. T have had the satisf 
of meeting Capt. Cole once in a while, 
and am glad to be able to say that the 
las time I s ■ I . he was as fal 
jolly as ever. Should you ever come as 
far west as St. Pai I I should b< flight- 
ed to meet you, as also an}' ol 
the boys of the hirst Maine Cavalry. 
Yours very truly, 

Ebex L. Shackford. 

I Eliat. pp. 461-515. J 

94 South Market St., B 

■' ■■■ 15. ! ' ' 

DC\R GeXER U : — 

Enclo ■ 1 tin ! check for two and a 
half dollars, amount due for the 
to O 'tober, 1 S02. 1 .et them coi 
should 1 fail t ) respon I with 
often as you would like. " bl th 
rally." Yours truly, 

fOHN B. D . . 


437 East Twenty-Second St., 
New York, Aug. 16, 1892. 
Gen. J. P. ClLLEY: 

Dear Comrade, — Your copy of the 
Bugle just received, also slip showing 
indebtedness of fifty cents for same. 1 
enclose check SI in payment. The ex- 
cess fifty cents devote to sending the 
Bugle to some deserving worthy com- 
rade, and if he takes as much pleasure 
in reading it as I do he will be well 
pleased indeed. While I was not a 
cavalryman but rather a mud-slinger, 
alias an infantryman, I find your Bugles 
of much interest indeed in bringing be- 
fore me the stirring e writs and happen- 
ings of the days when L was a member 
of the good old Army of the Potomac. 
Please continue to send them and very 
much favor 

Yours fraternally, 

Late Serg't., Co. C, 13th Mass. Inf. 

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert, 
Aug. 31, 1S92. 
My Dear General: 

Your letter was forwarded to me here 
at Bar Harbor where i am talcing a 
fortnight's vacation. You certainly 
don't charge as much to get the "pro- 
ceedings " in the hands of the mem- 
bers as it has cose us in the past. For 
my pari I am profoundly greatfal to 
you — for it has fallen to my lot every 
year to superintend the getting out of 
the pamphlet, reading proofs, mailing. 
etc., and it was a very irksome job, as 
it generally came along about the time 
my hands were full of work in my pro- 
fessional capacity. I trust too it will 
prove of benefit to your magazine, the 
Bugle, which is a most wonderful thing 
to be published by a regimental organiz- 
ation, It is full of of interesting matter, 
and I read the number you sent me with 
a great deal of enjoyment. ■ 

Very truly yours, 
Gereard Irvine Whitehead. 

i ; imington, III., \. ■-.. 28, 1892 

G] .. ClLI EY: 

Dear Sir and Comra lc,- I find 
my table a copy of the First Maine 
Bugle, 1 cannot express to you the 
feelings that are revived or the ffrei " 
rtes that are awakened by the per': .' ol 
its contents. First Maine Bl*Gle. Not 
the old bugle that rang out upon tl e 
morning air to awaken the boys from 
peaceful slumbers, or sounded the 
charge that sent the thundering column 
into the midst of death so many times 
upon.the soil of old Virginia in the six- 


the oh 


s mnde 3 

"taps" when night had thrown its 

friendly shades over the dead and the 
dying of our brigade so many times 
when we were honored by being asso- 
ciated with you, but none the less a 
bugle sound that reaches from the far 
distant shores of Maine to ihe broad 
prairies of Illinois, and on to the snow- 
capped mountains of the Rockies. I low 
web I remember you as a regimental 
and our brigade commander, Gen. 
Smith. The captain of my company, 
J. II. Harmony, of Co. L, was brigade 
inspector during the winter of '<■[. Com- 
ing to the brigade comparatively a new 
regiment after six months' dismounted 
service in the first brigade, first divi- 
sion, fifth army corps, our first acquaint 
tance began at Stun;.' Creek Station and 
Boydtown Plank Road. The. Bellfield 
Raid. Dinwiddie Court House, Five 
Forks and Farmville, and finally at the 
grand wind-up at Appomattox, are ties 
of memory that now, after almost thirty 
years have past and gone, are strong in 
everything that tends to bind in bonds 
of comradeship all who yet survive. 
God 1 -less you all. I inclose you one of 
my efforts in the way of poetry, should 
you honor it with a place in the columns 
of the BUGLE, 1 should appreciate the 
kindness and remain fraternally, 

Charles C. Hassler, 

Co. L., 21 st Pa. Cav. 



\vc. 19, [So: 

one of our stri ■ •- 
so scattered; we 
when we receive 

South Norridcew 
Gen. J. p. C/Li.i'v: 

Dear Sir,— Yours of the i 5 tl receh '. 
I therefore remit the $1.50 for P,i 1 
and thank you beside, for it is a verv 
welcome guest. It is 
est ties now as we are 
think of each other 
each Call, tilled with letters from old 
comrades from the First of Maine. You 
m ^ h f assured that every Call sent the 
boys is carefully read and tiled away 
where they can be reached often. J 
fear we do not study the Holy Writ as 
studiously and frequently a; we do this 
yellow covered volume. I ],:,-, e a f ew 
time? after solemn obligations from 
comrades of another regiment "to be 
careful and not to soil it," let them take 
it to read, and have been surprised that 
they did not show more interest in it. 
But coiae to think of it they never knew 
the writers of those stories or they were 
not there on that day, and if they - ;re 
in the battle mentione 1, their position 
was different from ours. The fact, " this 
is my regiment, although we may have 
occupied a very humble position in it. 
makes us toss our heads a little when 
the question is asked, - k \\ hat regi- 
ment did you belong?" With pride 
we can say "we hold an honorable dis- 
charge from the First Maine Cavalry,- 
dated August 1865. and received it 1 
the old camping ground at Augusta." 
Even if we did raid a sutler's tent at 
Newport News we have tried to be good 
citizens since, help pay the debt the 
government contracted in putting down 
the rebellion and do our best to aid 
every good cause. It is evident that we 
ail ate now passing down die sunny 
slope of life, but I think we should keep 
U P g«od courage and try to meet each 
other a: the annual vein;' >ns, as th 
we owe Hrs: to ourselves and sec ui ll\ 
to the rest of the boys, and then when 
we hear the bugle sounding "Taps."' 

" Lights out," the v >rld can say thai 

Plummi ;i. ■. 

[Hist. p. 

196 to 200 Lewis St., \kv ' 

At g. 20, j - 
( . j. P. Cilley: 

l) -'"- c > ''" >~ ' ' ' nee of two 

wee! s 1 return to my office t 
i ' - ' ■ • as orrki ■ 

for which I beg to thank you. Jt is a 
very enjoyable number. At tl 
hotel vitfc m -th J Hill IJ 

—was a couple of Ben 
Dane ^' ! ' ; Di. Parkei wl , we're very 
much interested in the a 
Labrador trip. [' . , u , ; 

: ted to! ! rn tl ./ th - iar in 1 
ton's boats in that trip , ne d 01 

i l 7> w '»s fe.rn : hed I _ me. I 

ton has be :u a customer of mil 
m ny years, both in o .. | 

any. I beg to thank you fi 1 j . . 
flattering notice ^i my tilth ; em, and 
I only hope it v ill p! c ase all the t \ ■ 
of the Bl v glf. 

With best regards, I . . ■ , truly, 
H.ENky T. ' 

East-tort, Me., Sept. 3, 1S92. 
Gen. J. p. Cji.i ev: 

My Dear General— I enclose one 
dolla and tift) - ■.. ■ ..-. 

- 1 I account rendered. I thii 
Bi'GLE increases in interest witl 
number, if I were in a position to I e 
of any special service ' • tl e First 
1 *-o il ; c irtainly go to Wasl ii gl 1 . 
I e\pecl t! at th G. A. R. 
nearly all int es! t e will 

want to devote as much time as 

i-secing. 1 hope the weati - 
: ■ . . 

[ ■ --v. Shall expect a g ; 

■ ■ . : 

Vours truly, 

C. H. Smi 



Bay Point Hotel, Rockland Yaw k- 
vvater, Rockland, Mi:., 
Aug. ?.g, 1&92. 
Col. J. P. Cilley: 

Dear Colonel, — I thank you cordially 
for the April and July copies of your 
First Maine Bugle, which I find very 
entertaining and interesting. 
Yours truly, 

FitzTohnPoi . ... 

Dover South Mills, Ml., Arc. 23,1892. 
Gen. Cilley: 

Dear Sir, — Father received the Bugle 
and he is glad to get it. lie is sick 
all the time and has a small pension of 
eight dollars a mouth, lie is not able 
to pay for the Bugle, but he is glad to 
get one any time. lie takes great in- 
terest in reading them. 

Yours truly. 

ALL3E Y., 

Daughter of Aaron Earlier!, Co. M. 

In the same mail with this letter came 
a contribution from Fred D. Lynn of 
Co. B., now of Tog us, Me., of one dol- 
lar fur a deserving comrade, and by the 
gift, the daughter of Comrade Bartlett 
received an answer to her communica- 
tion. — ]. P. C. 

Belfast, Me., Sept. nth, 1S92. 
Gen. Cilley : 

Dear Sir, — We received the April 
Bugle, also the Jul}' number and were 
very much phased with the April num- 
ber containing my husband's history. 
The July number is also very interesting. 
I should have written and sent the 
money but we hove been sic! about all 
summer. George says if he could only 
be well enough and could afford to go 
to just one of the reunions he would be 
most thankful, lie wishes to be kindly 
remembered to ail ids old comrades. 
Very truly, 
Mrs. Geo. W. h.\ roN. 

J Ra: . X. II., Sept. 7. 

Gen. J. I 1 . Cilley: 

1 >ear Sir inc.] C01 irad :,- Please 
one dollar for the " '■ I am de- 

lighted with r id of its onneel 
vs ith the ( a rain Socio! ••. 

■'. 1 rel ••, 
A. H. Bixby, 
Ma). 1st R. I.Cav. 

Delaplane, Va., Oct. 13th, 
T J. SaneOKD, ]:■> . K rll ro, Mass: 

Deai Si) . toi er; pleasanl . 
of roth inst jn * at hand, and with much 
pleasure I ha ? ejust read it to 1 ; family 
as from a Yankee friend. 1 am 
gratified to know that you had 1 
more pleasant trip to I nond, Va., 

than your boys had in the sixties. You 
found that our boys in peace . 

just as warm receptions to our \ 

as we could in war. '; hank God 
those days an:- gone, tl is our flag, 

and he, she 01 it that oners insult to that 
flag will i d ii us ] tori /■.■ -d I Dhnnies 
a foe that is strong to defen I. I feel 
certain could tho hi e tl bl 

mingle with the Sonthei -. that not 

many months would elapse I 
vestige of war feeling would van'-' . . 
the feeling that should char'i 
inspire every heart -Could b 
friendly. May th hours sj ent 

b) ) u and yi uir comrad in our Vir- 
ginia State be the forei er of i 
yet to come. All visitors are thrice 
welcomed to our state. To you an id. -e 
gentlemen 1 had tl 
with \ ou I extend a cor . 
visit m- ' i\ I me. 1 : will gi 
n.e and my family | leasurt to have you 
with us. Remember th J 
to them. YVi ; ; re permit 
*'• Hun ah i the 1 "no n and tin 
1 lopii .; :• hear from ; 1 some t 
1 am Very I r friend, 

William A. Ru< ker. 



Eanxor, Me, Oct. 25th 
My Dear Generai : 

You remember we left Washington 
together on .Saturday the 24th, about 
noon, separating at Harper'::; Ferry, you 
going up the Shenandoah Valley while 
I was bound for Shepardstown, Antie- 
tam, ete. I stopped at Harper's berry 
for a short visit at quarters I occupied 
there in April and May, 1S62, met one 
resident who was there at that time, 
the owner of the house used for head- 
quarters by Gen. Miles and also by Gen. 
Bealj then commanding the Tenth Maine 
Infantry. At next station up the Poto- 
mac orders were " Change cars for An- 
tietam, etc." and 1 found myself stranded 
at 3 p. M. with no train till 9.3c-, no hotel, 
no anything of interest to me. I strayed 
into a store near by, when a gentleman 
who came in to make some purchase, 
noticing my cavalry badge, asked me 
where I had served, and under what 


generals. M_ 
I was at the S 
told him I was. 

)lv U 


lardstown fight. I 

Wei!," said he, " I 

was under Rosser opposite you that 
day." Further conversation brought out 
the fact that we v. ere also opposite at 
Aldio, Mkldleburg, Upperville and some 
other fights. We had a very interesting 
interview at the close of which he in- 
vited me to go over with him a few 
miles to his place and spend the Sab- 
bath. I declined with thanks and re- 
turned to the depot to see what the 
prospects were for getting away or 
something to ear, if I stayed till the 
late train. An hour later, he being 
ready to start for home came and re- 
newed his invitation so very cordially, 
I surrendered at once, finding my captor 
to be Major McDonald" of the Twelfth 
Virginia Cavalry, a member of which 
once swore at Major Thaxter. After 
driving about four milt s we approached 
the family mansion, beautifully placed in 
a thirty-acre grove of oaks. The farm 

1 - contains four 
acres and had been in ; 
wife's f mil; I ■ ■ a hun Ired an I 
years — since ^60 I ed to a 

cl arming lady on I 
apparently, and whom 1 o 
believe v ; the 3 •'' f eighl grown 

or growing children, seven of whom 
were soon after sitting with me at a 

bounteous Vin 


morning all assembled for t 1 
prayers just before breakfast, an 
the Major drove me over to the station 
for" p train to SL ■ -• •' . • ■ ding a 

very pleasant episode c-i my Washing- 
ton trip. A few miles 1>\ rail brought 
me to Sharpsburg and I spent a portion 
of the day in Antietam Cemetery, a 
lovely spot, kept in perfect order by the 
U. S. Government. Monday forenoon 
1 spent in Hagerstown with a family 
with whom my wife boarded severe! 
weeks of the winter of '62 and '63, wen 1 : 
to Gettysburg the same afternoon, where 
1 spent all Tuesday, driving over the 
battle field with a guide who was in 
the battle and lives in Gettysburg, thus 
being veil posted. Tine whole trip was 
a gram] occasion, the last of the kind 1 
am likely to undertake. 

Very truly yours, 

G. M. Brown. 

(Hist. pp. 456, 641.] 

Bloom inot ox, III., Sept. 2d, '92. 

( b.\. J. P. GlLLEY : 

Dear Sir and Comrade: — Yours of 
Aug. 31st at hand, I am glad to be able 
to comply with your request and inclose 
you a copy of li No 4." I also send you 
my favorite, "Going Down the Hill." 
and also " Only One i lag in Percession." 
I think this is enough for the present, 
but have some that 1 shall have to copy 
as I usually only retain one copy of 
1 1 ; ea .;' I not s rea lily c _ 
with tire request you make if it were not 
for the high esteem I hold for the First 



Maine Cavalry. I consider it an honor 
to be in any way in company with the 

survivors of that regiment. In falling 
back from the burning and destroying 
of the station and bridge at Stony 
Creek, Va., December 1st, 1 864, our 
regiment was the rear guard of the 
brigade, and the way those Johnnies 
hurried us was a caution. Several times 
we formed, by squadrons on either side 
of the road to allow the column to pass, 
then held them in cheek until another 
was formed farther on. But just at a 
time when they, the Rebs., got so close 
to the rear of the column as to throw it 
into confusion, we saw a light ahead in 
tire woods on the roadside, back of the 
fire stood two hundred men of the hirst 
Maine Cavalry with you at their head, 
waiting for the enemy. And I shall 
never forget the music of those 16-shont- 
ers when the Rebs ran into them and 
you charged their confused colums. 
That was the last we heard of the enemy 
on that occasion. So if I can do any- 
thing to aid you in making your BUGLE 
Call heard with pleasure and interest 
to the members of our regiment as well 
as your:,, I shall be glad indeed to do 
so. Both myself anal family read with 
interest, "The Bowdoin Boys in Labra- 
dor," Please let me know what pieces 
you have of my production and I will 
then know what to send you in future. 
Fraternally yours, 
C. C Hasslek, 
Co. L., 21st Pa. Cav. 

Anderson, Ind., Oct. 19th, 1S92. 
Gen. Cilley: 

Sir, — Having met to-day a gentleman 
{'■om my old home, the State of Maine, I 
made some inquiries about the late mem- 
bers of the First Maine Cavalry, if he 
could tell me of any who were living and 
where. He referred me to you; I had 
the impression that you did not survive 
your wound. I would like, to hear from 

you and if, as this m: . y 

g a magazine v\] ich \ - an ac- 
count of all th< old boys I w 
subscribe for it. Please let rne I 
the sum required arid 1 .•.ill ren it tl e 
same. I was indeed please ! to hear of 
you and that you still li ••• . 
member of Co. C, First Maine Cavalry, 
for nearly four years, being barged 

one month ahead of the regiment 
about twenty others. 1 ! < pe to heai 
from you and that you will give my love 
to the boys at your next reunion. [ am 
traveling for a c< rife ti aery house of 
Indianapolis, Ind., selling candy. My 
home is 210 Hoyet Ave., Indianapolis, 
Ind., where I have a fine little fam 
two beautiful daughters and two sons, and 
I would be pleased if you come to Indi- 
anapolis to Encampment next year to 
have you make us a calk 

Most respectfully yours, 
William O. Elliot. 

[Hist. p. 50G, As William Elliot.] 

Strong, Me., Oct. 8lh, 1892. 
Gen. Cili ey: 

Dear Comrade— I have received the 
First Maine BUGLE since it has been 
printed and have thought I should be 
able to pay for it 5 >me time, but now I 
shall not be able to. Last Me I 

Day while 1 was attending Men rial 
services at Strong 1 lost all my 'mi l- 
ings by fire; lost everything, no - 
ance— one four-year-old colt, two pigs 
and all of my farming tools, so y u ■ - 
that I am not aide to pay for the Bugle. 
My health is very poor, I cannot do any 
work, and and it willbt but a short 1 
before I shall answer the last roll call. 
With many thanks to you and the 
rales of the First Maine Cavalry, I am 
Yours in F. C. \ L., 

Edmund T. Ba: 

Private, Co. L. 
[[list. p. 635.] 




Rome, X. Y., ( let. 29, 1 \ . 
Gen. j. P. ClLi-EY: 

Dear Comrade. — I intended to write 
you a long time ago, but my memory is 
very poor, almost a total wreck. I have 
been living in hopes that i could man- 
age in some manner to pay fur your 
Bugle that you so kindly sent me. All 
the income I have in this world is my 
pension, and my doctor bills have been 
so large they with my other expenses 
has used up my income and more too, 
or I would have remitted to you for the 
Bugle, The copies that 1 have r< 
I have had bound in good substantial 
form. My health was so poor do t I 
could not go to Washington. }( ] had 
been able to attend I would surely 
have skirmished around until I found 
you. My disease is locomotor ataxia, 
so that I am hardly able to walk, besides 
total deafness. I will close by wis! 
you and ail the readers of the First 
Maine Bugle a long and happy life. 
And when the heavenly bugle sounds 
may we ail rally around the Throne of 

Yours in F. C. & L. 

W. W. Williams, 
Co. D, 10th .\\ Y. Cav. 

N'ortii Leeds, Nov. 3d. 1S92. 
Com rade Cilley : 

T thank you for sending me the 
BUGLE; reading its pages brings to mind 
thi d tries that tided men's souls. 1 was 
a recruit in Company f and my first 
service was on Kilpatrick's Raid where 
I had my horse shot undei me, my left 
arm broken and was taken prisoner and 
confined in Libby Prison sixty days and 
tlu-n paroled. Government was so 
pleased with my services that they gave 
me two dollars per month pension. I am 
able to do but very little work. It is 
ver\ hard tor me to get along, i would 

like one of tl 

.-• I I : ■ (■!:■ . a 

rade I will . >u the pay foi 

soon as I can. 

Yours respectfully in 1 . C. & f.., 

'. VD E. < 
[Hist. p. COlj 

Marlbi e. >, Mass, Oct. 2 
Gen. J. 1'. Cilley : 

Dear Comrade,- . ■ . . 
! ' to Washingti n. I shall 
forget it. ] went to Alexandria, 1 r ■■■- 

>burg, Ri - 1 and Pet , 

and looked them all over, also 1 
burg m otu r< irn hon d , . . 

man that i met was Willi; 1 
Rucker, late a member of Sec-' ' Vir- 
ginia Cavalry, who fought our r 
through tl : whole war, was in trie 1 ttl 
of Aldie, Middlcburg and Uppci 
lives near Aldie. EJ i - I upon 
visiting at his home. 1 have 1 
letter from him and as it se< ms I 
the true soldier ring 1 send it for 


Th< (MAS J. Sanford. 

[Hist. p. 212.J 

William Trim le, f- .C, Calais, 
writes : "lam not i 
position of tl First Maine Cavalry 
monument. I thin! it ought t 
the ledge where \\ 
on the third day of the fight, wl 
rebel prise rs came on our left, and! 
.-.-..-. Gen. Si -Is. as T was t 
by us on a stretcher sitting uj 
sm< king a a'; ir. 1 did not ha' I 
to find tin ' while- at Gel 

St pt. 1 Sth, ; it la. ve it clearl ; my 
menu >r\ . W< Id lik to 1 ve a fuller 
.' written of i " rgC S. 

Kimball. I v\ is with ] 

irgwhen h killed. , 

. man ne\ cr 




"There is no honor in rank or title or official station, no pride of family or of 

wealth, like the honor and pride which belong to the sue ' of tl 
which preserved constitutional liberty on the face of the earth." 

Abbreviations. — b., born; d., died; dau., daughter ; disch., d ' .■_-■.!. n., e . 
History; ra. married; p., page.; res., resided. 


Horatio Smith Libby, (Hist. p. 501); 
b. Sept. 30, 1S39; res. Melrose, Mass.; 
cc, route agent; m. Frances Ayres, dau. 
of Charles Washington and Frances 
Eliza (Huckins) Ayres. June 1, 1871. 


Horatio Avers, b. March 19, 1 B; 6. 

William Parker, b. Dec. 23, 1877. 

Marguerite, b. Feb. 16, 1SS.0. 

Lieut. Horatio S. Libby was the son 
of William Libby, b. March 13. 1812; 
res., Gardiner, Me,; d. -bet 5. 1SS1; m., 
Sept. 9, 1S37, Martha Tilden (Smith) 
Libby. now living at Skowhegan, Me., 
with her daughter, Mrs. George B. Saf- 
ford, whose husband is an honorary 
member of the Skowhegan Association. 
Lieut. Libby is the ninth generation 
from John Libby, who emigrated from 
England in 1030 and settled at Black 
Point, now Scarhoro. His great grand- 
father (Doinmicus) was a soldier ci the 
revolution. His maternal grandfather, 


Served eight long y* irs in the xvar 
of the Revolution i as private, sergeant, 
sergeant-major, lieutenant and capl 1 
Me first volunteered in Sept., 1775, as 
private; promoted to sergeant cud ser- 
geant-major until he was eommis 

as lieutenant fr< m Jan. t, 1 77; 

Capt. John Bailey, in the I ight'n J 

chusetts Contin ntal regiment, c 

mc nded by Col. M i hael Jackson . .. 

ed to Boston, there remaining for a I 

then to Albany, X. V.; from the 

was, with a detachment, detailed fur 

service at Cherry Vail y, Osw< 

X, Y., to protect the inhabitants and 

property from destruction by an 

ed invasion of a body ol Indians and 

Tories, in July, 1777. The:: my, ; I 

reconnoitering the place, retired \ 

making an atl; Sot 

man heel north to ] 

Rome, Oneida Co., X. Y., tie objective 

point of a lar: '■ • : Britisl 

and Indians, under the noted ti liau 

v arrior Brant, ad cornman . 

St. Leger, w) • : - beseiged for 

twenty-one days. This fort afl 

: ler ible p irs, in ' ; ;•' and L777 was 

[dimes to as Fort Schi 

but the more familiar naive was " . 
svix." The siege commenced Aug. 2. 
aud was abandoi ed Aug. cc. 17; 7, 
during tear peri tl the I lit; 
scene of military activity with battles to 
prevent relit f sent fi 1 rea 
1 .' ! partv. After the enenv 

•tired 1 • 1 -j< 'in his 

re<d sicnt, which u as with tl 
armv under G 1. < ' » at Stillwater, Sar- 



atoga county, New York, opposing the 
advance of Gen. Burgoyne, and he par- 
ticipated in the battles at that place 
Sept. 19th and Oct. 7th, which proceed- 
ed the surrender of the British army at 
Saratoga, Oct. 17th, 1777. During this 
time of events in Saratoga county, the 
enemy in large force, with war v Is, 
had ascended the Chesapeake Ba) : 
occupied Philadelphia, Sept. 26th, 1777; 
and Capt. Smith with his regiment, after 
the surrender of Gen. Burgoyne, soon 
marched for Pennsylvania to join the 
army under Gen. Washington, who early 
in December went into winter quarters 
at the historic camp at Valley Forge, in 
Chester County,Pennsylvania, where with 
great privation for want of food end 
clothing the winter o( 1777-S was passed. 
Capt. John Bailey had been dismissed 
from the service by a general court 
martial, and Lieut. Smith was transfer- 
red to the company of Capt. John 
Burnham in the same regiment, where 
he remained until commissioned as Capt. 
to rank as such from Sept. 16th, 17S0, 
in the Eighth regiment. When the en- 
emy evacuated Philadelphia, June rSth, 



with the army ui 
Washington left Valley Forge in pursuit, 
overtaking them while crossing Xew 
Jersey at Monmouth, where a battle took 
place June 2$th, 1 77 8 (an excessively hot 
day) after which the pursuit continued 
to New Brunswick, where war vessels 
were assembled to transport the retreat- 
ing enemy to New York City. From 
thence the American army marched to 
ana crossed the Hudson River and oc- 
cupied the military posts in the high- 

lie was one of the volunteers under 
Gen. Wayne when he stormed and 
captured the Fort at Stony Point, N. V., 
on the Hudson River, Jul)- 16th. 1 779- 
There is on tile a certificate from the 
Governor of Massachusetts, dated July 
29th, 17S0, which authorized him to 

act as captain-lieutenant, ind 

ually the coi 

commission as captain gave 

as such from Sept. i6tb, 1780, 

was issued by Congress, in tl 

regiment. [lis o 

in June, 1783, at Soldier's Fortune, near 

West Point, N. \ . The General So- 

ci sty of < 

M iy, 1 7S3, »i lor to the pai 

duction of the arm.}- in the 

June, and he joined t :> : M 

Society in August, 1783 I ring the 

'. li I 1 "• i . I as ap] t 

colonel in February, 1813,1 

James Madison, but owing to his 

and family considerations he d 

into actual service. He diet! at V I- 

wich, Sept. 4th, 1824. 


[From the " Libby Family in America," 
prepared V CI trie* T. Libby, Esq., of 

John Libby was for many years one 
of the town's principal planl r« 
took no part in the affairs of the prov- 
ince, and little, so far 
the management of the tovvn. It inci- 
dentally appears, however, that he was 
a constable in 1604, and his name stands 
first of the four • ' tn n in a town 
grant bearing date 1669. His 1 
except as constable, does not appear ai 
all in the. Provincial Court records, and 
that at a period when 1 
gallons were the order of the day, and 
indictments were issued for th- 
trivial offences and on most questi 
testimony. That in point oi ra 
he took a stand far above his class is 
very evident from a comparison between 
his accounts while on Richmi 
and those of his fellow 
whereas most of them spent their entire 
v, ages for spirits and tol acco '. 
no tobacco and very little intoxicating 
drink of any sort, while ver; 



that he did use was wine. He seems to 
have practiced that quiet, correct, peace- 
ful mode of life which has always char- 
acterized his descendants. In Phillip's 
War, in which were devastated all the 
more exposed settlements of Maine, 
John Libby suffered in common with 
the other inhabitants. He lost every- 
thing he had except his plantation. In 
the late summer of 1675 hostile Indians 
began to appear at Black Point, shooting 
cattle, etc. Those of the inhabitants who 
lived at any distance from the garris 1 
(and among them John libby) were 
compelled to leave their habitations for 
the safer abode. Their crops had to be 
gathered under the protection of sol- 
diers, who went from Boston. The 
burning of John Libby's house was re- 
corded in the diary of Capt, Joshua 
Scottow, who had charge of the Boston 
soldiers, as follows: 

''Sept. 7, 1675, Being Lord's Day— 
the enemy — before of their designs early 
in the morning burnt those houses and 
barns our Capne saved the day be 
they burnt also eight or nine deserted 
houses belonging to Libby and children." 

In October, 1670, Black Point garri- 
son was deserted and most of the in- 
habitants lied to Boston, The able- 
bodied men returned soon after and 
again took possession of the garri . , 
which the Indians, contrary to their cus- 
tom, had left unburnt. Probably the 
women and children did not return till 
the close of the war. At any rate, 
John Libby with his wife and younger 
children were in Boston the 10th of 
July, 1677, and on that date petitioned 
the Governor and Council there as- 
sembled that his sons, Henry end An- 
thony, on whom he stated he was de- 
pendent for support, might be dis- 
charged from the Black Point g rris •• 
The petition was granted the sann ' y, 
lie returned, to Black Point probably 
very soon after. There was no serious 

trouble there s t to J .(',', 

and April 12th. 167S t< rrn^ of 

v, ere finall) ratified. In j 

Black Point had 1 thing of 

its former prosp 

remaining years of his life J i 

acquired a ■ omforta > property. He 

died at about eight; 

Thorna > Bent I ' - Hist, j 

521); b. April 2, 1842; res. V 

Mass.; oc. physician ; m. Ju 

Annie Gorham, b. S e\ 3, 1 - .. ! 

of Benjamin and CI; ra ( ! :ri 
1 1 
Carrie Rust, b. April 17, j >i, 
Mary Anm , b. Nov. 3, i5 S2, d. 

2$, 1S85, 

Gorham, b. April 1, 1SS7. 

Thomas B. Pulsifer was th - 1 
Moses Rust Pulsifer, b. Oct. i', 
Ellsworth, Me., and Mary Sti 
b. fooo, wli 

R. vvas the son of Jonathan an I 
(Rust) Pulsifer, the sen of David Pul- 
sifer, the grandson of Bene ' ict 1 . 
Mary S. Dunn was the dau. of Capt. 
Josiah Dunn S ! I \ -. 

Thomas Barnes. Pol K 
dau. of Moses and Sarah (C 


Charles 1L Pi f list. ] 

m. Nora E. Cappers, of Lev. Sept. ] 


Carrie E. 3 b. June 3, iS 

Mamie, b. June 5. 

Annette, b. July jo, 1S75. 

Pes. Hertnon, till 1869, ivhei 
moved to Levant, where he die : 
ro, 1.S79. 


Samuel \V. I . fist. p. 4 

at Pittston, Lcb. 21, 1 5; en 
ton: m. Lucretia S. Ricl 


FIRST M .«/•. , BUGLE 


Ona Mabell, b. Feb. 6, 1S73. 
Roy Livingston, b. N"ov. 29, 1S74. 
After disch. was travelling until Feb. 
1S66, when he located at Charlestown, 
Mass., and res. there except two yen's in 
Glenwood, Mass., formerly East Med- 
ford; was employed in Charlestown navy 
yard as blacksmith forHrwo years, im& 
after that was travelling salesman in the 
steel business; Rebublican; Universa- 
lis; d. at Charlestown, March 4, 1885, 
of apoplexy. 

Comrade Palmer told the following 
story of his service with the regiment: 
_ 1 joined the regiment at Lung Bridge, 
marched to Washington, and from there- 
went with the regiment to Frederick 
City, Md., there I re-enlisted in Fourth 
Regiment Infantry, went to New York 
harbor, drilled for two months, then sent 
to the front, 1 think to Brooks Station. 
1 then ran away and came to hirst Maine 
at camp in woods just before going into 
winter quarters at Camp Bayard. When 
the regiment broke quarters in spring of 
1S63, I, being on sick list with chronic 
diarrhoea was sent to Aquia Creek, and 
to Washington and from there to United 
States General Hospital, Chestnut Hill, 
Philadelphia. I returned to the regiment 
at Bealton station, I think, and was with 
die regiment until May 28th, 1 S 6 5 , al 
which time I was discharge-:!. During 
the time with the regiment had three 
bullets through my clothes, one through 
the top of my hat, some bullet knocking 
splinters from rail hurt my right eye 
badly, which was in bad condition for a 
month or two. This happened when on 
Sheridan's raid to Richmond on the 
same day that Capt. Boring was wound- 
ed, which my parents saw by newspapers 
and they thought 1 was sure to come 
home cither crippled for life or to die. 
but, thank Cud, 1 am all right except loss 
of hearing in my right ear while in Cam 


Charles E. Robinsoi . [list. ] 
b. in Luninburg, M [arch 15, ] 

res. at en. V\ ishin , Me.; tn. r ti 
A. Bums, Sept. 4, 1S65; one chil I, 

Bona C, b. J ■ 1 • ,, ( l. \; . ; 

1<: ; j - Oc. changeable on 
. . i -'■'• ,c h < alth; was b t a country m6l . 
chant in Washing' • . , ' | ; g avc up a jj 
business in January, 1SS0, an 
been an invalid; Re] 
to no religious society, but attends 
whatever church happens to b 


Rh hard Robertson, Jr. /Hist. p. 4S7) ; 
b. in Monroe, May 29, [815; in. Susan 
Clements, Sept. 12, [S39 


Daniel S., b. March 1 -., rS-ii. 
Brunei. M., b. Sept. 1 :, 1 ,., ; d. Sept. 

Francena J., b. June 19, 1S44. 
Cora E., b. May ;. 1S46; d*. March 6, 
James A., b. Aug. 17, 1S4S. 
George O , b. July 14, 1S50; d. Oct. 1, 

Lydia M., b. Aug. I2 , 1S5 y : I. Oct 
22, 1S65. 

Edgar A., b. April 22, iSy^. 

Susan M., b. Oct. 9, iS;;; ,'. 1 > c t. 29, 

Charles R., b. July 6, 1850 ; d. July 11. 
I> o. 

Frank B . b. Tulv 21. 1S61. 

John, b. X; 

-. rSi - 

Res. Swansville: served in Sth Me. 
Vols, after service in 1st Me. Cav.; farm- 
er; Republican; Met; 


Isaac Shields, (Hist. p. 495); b. in 
Linneus, May 22, 1839; m. Rebecca k 
Starrett, April 4, 1 $67. 


Emery A., b. Tune u, 1S6S. 
William A., b. May 2, 1S70. 
Thomas O., b. Aug. 23, 1S7 1. 
Lily J., b. June 5, [S74. 
John I., b. Jan. 3, 1877. 
Rachel E., b. May 15, IS; . 
Hartly M., b. Juno 15, [SSi. 
Oc. farming and working in the woods. 


Zoradus D. Stevens (Hist.- p. 495); 
b. at Dixmont, Aug. 27, iV; ;; m. Olive 
Wen tworth, July 28,1865: one son, b. 
March 14, 1871. Oc. painter; re.^ Ban- 
gor, Monroe and Hampden C irncr; 
Democrat until last election for Presi- 
dent, Republican since; prefers the 
Baptist but attends the Methodist 

Abeizer Veazie, (Hist, p, 493); b. at 
Camden, Aug. 20, 1 83 1; m. Freelove 

D. Richards, April 19, 1 85 1. She was 
b. Nov. 25, 1S27, and was daughter of 
Robert and Margaret (Newbert) Rich- 


Adella F. f b. Jan iS, 1S52; m. Jason 
M. Studley, of Rockland; has one child, 
Charles R., b. April 19, «SSo 

Was a Republican and a Methodist; 
d. in Maiden. Mass., Aug. rj, 1S90 while 
attending the reunion in Boston that 

MARCUS A. V< iSl . 

Marcus A. Vose, (Hist. p. 481;; b. 
at Montville, Feb. 23, 1841; m. Miss 
Eva M. Averill, at Roxbury Mass., June 
II, i860; one child, b. Dec. 22, [S67, 
lived three days; wife died at Boston, 
fan. 2, 1872; in. Lizzie Melien, at Bos- 
ton, March 2i, 1873. 


Fva M., !). 1874, d. Dec. 1879. 

May E. ? b. May 1 6, 1873. 

Lulu M., I l ict. [2, 1 2. 

Res. Pr-.'. idence, I< [,; oc. 
! [riven ilist; l 1 - 

rade Vose tells tl 
'" his servi • | 

First Maine Cavalry: 1 '. te ' 
cornmi n I as ' ; tenant, Co. 
Sec [8th, 1893, 

at .' asta, :. : - ■■; tland with 

fourteen men and Co. I; 

hipped on board 
for New Orleans, La., April, 1 
forty-five day:, going 
Louisiana until July, 1804; was in the 
I Paver campaign. 

we embarked for Bar:-. 
the fall of Forts Gaines and Mo.. 
Mobile buy I was detailed with 
Johnso-n, with fifty men from 1 

i] nies, and pi lcccI on Da 
Island where Fort Gai - : 
for guard duty. While on the . 
I d etailed 1 G Robi 

Adjutant General of the fort and 
forces on the Island, v, ith ] a 
in Fort Gaines. 1 ' . : 

the .Second Maine Cavalry dctat 
moved fn rn Dauphii : 
of Mobil to d 

had several skirmisl . there. In 

January, 1S65, we feli back to Fast 
Pescola, Mi: s., J.-. . . 
back to Dauphin Island; remained on 
the Islan 1 till Feb. h, then v .. 
Barrancas, Fla. A brigade comp 
a detail fr< - - Mai 

Cavalry an i : . . 

■ .x ' ■ , under comi I of Lieut. -Cc 1., 
A. B. Spurling, left Pens . Fb., 

March, [S65, on a : thr 

■ a Ala. I .ieut. M. 

A. Vose was A. D. C. on Col. Spurling's 
Fifty pick ed 1 horses were 

detailed fi I ; for ; 

under Lt. Vose; March 2:8.' 
c ; ••-el two trains of cars on the Mo- 
bil and M01 tgoi 1 ry, Ala., :. 
loaded with rebel sol Hers and a rel ei 



paymaster, with lots of rebel • . 
March 2$th I was wounded at M 
Creek Bridge, which was found de- 
stroyed so we couldn't get oar horses 
across. I was detailed with fourteen of 
my men to dismount and cro tl 
bridge the best way we could, and go 
a proper distance and do guard duty, 
while the bridge was being repaired. 
After going a short distance we c . • 
to another stream — just beyond it were 
breastworks thrown up. A shot was 
fired on our right and my sergeant ex- 
claimed, ''The rebs are flanking as." 
Thinking we were flanked every man 
fell back. The rebs behind the ivories 
opened fire on us. I and nine of my 
fourteen were wounded. Col. Spuriing 
came over with two hundred dismounted 
men 2nd charged the works but the rebs 
had left. Dr. Martin, our surgeon, pr< bed 
my wound and took the bullet out, and 
I went on duty with the guard again. 
March 29th, joined Gen. Steele's force; 
April 1st advanced on Blakely, took one- 
hundred prisoners and one battle flag; 
April 7th went on a scout dressed in 
gray, captured one captain, and lieuten- 
ant, and seven privates; one killed 
April Sth made an assault on Fort Blake- 
ly with Gen. French's colored troops; 
captured two thousand prisoners; April 
it'th we entered Montgomery, Ala., and 
heard the news that President Line ■' 1 
had been assasinated ; remained in M •..'- 
gomery until October 1S65. I was pro- 
moted to first lieutenant, Co. M, Second 
Maine Cavalry May 1st, 1S65. Joined 
the regiment at Barrancas, Fla., Octo 
1st, 1865. October 151I1 I was detailed 

« agent of the 


vember .- • , mand of 

' ■ ; ' ' . ■'. Was 

mustered out at \ 

• , I . 

DAVID H. Willi riLJ . 

David H. \VJ itti( r. 1! I 
r e, Call vi., p. 31-33, pict., : 
Call vii. b. A ril 27. 1S3S; m. ' 
I • Flai ":■ rs, N .. 26, 1S7.1. SI 1 
dau. of Willi :• : I ; Fl; nders; 

was b. Nov. 9, 1841 ; res. C< 
P. O. . Athens; faru er. Hi 

father, Smith Whittier, res. Han nyj 
was b. April 22, 1S14: hi motl r, Han- 
nah D. Horn, wa« b. fan g, 1S1 
May 24, 1S37. 1 [is gr; n !f; th 1, Xa- 
thaniel Whittier, came from X« i 
shire to Cornvill :, as di i his 1. - 
grandfather, David Horn. 


Edward P. Worcester, (Hist.] . | 
b. A 1 g. 1 [, 184 (.; m. Jennie C. 
dau. of Tor i: . Lang, 1 

30th, 1 7. 


P. W. Worcester, b. Now 6, 1S71, d. 

Aug. 10, 1872. 

E. A. "A rcc . I ie . [9, 1S77. 

W. W. Worcester, b. Vug. . 1 SSo. 

Id. II. Worcester, b. April 5. 1 

Rt s '1 sk m .. . Xel .; oc. 1 
Iks father was ]. A. Worcester, w . 
b. Nov. 7. rSi , and was the s 
Vi 1 M . Wor ? . . 1 . 

m. Eliza !i. '■ f Joel N T < 

Julv 10th, 1842. 

Contents of Campaign II 


" N T o. 2 — Judge Cox, 

No. 3 — Black Horse Cavalry, 
" No. 4 — P'ort Darling, 

No. 5— The Cow Case, 
Maj. Henry C. Mai : . 

A Daughter of Mai .-. 
ALDIE, A Comrade's Recollections of 

David II. Whither. 
ALDIE, A Confederate Account 

Gen. Thomas T. Munfokd. 
ALDIE, Rattle of— Poem 

Miss Mima J. Mo m 

'• '" 'Annual Meeting, 1S92 

APPOMATTOX, The Morning of 

Monroe Daggett. 

Miss Lillian L. Smith. 

A Comrade. 


Xo _ 2 

No. 3 
" " No. 4 

.1 u ,« Xo>5 

Jonathan P. Cili.ey, Jk. 

Frank C. Nee oh am. 

Henry T. Bartlett. 

C. W. Skii ; inos. 

Gen. J. P. Cir.i 1 v. 

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CAVALRY SOCIETY, Armies of the United States, IX. 

Constitution, — By Laws, Officers for 18^2-93, Proceedings of 
Annual Meeting, Scranton, J 'a., June 15th, 1892, Next M 
Badge of the Society, List of Members, Deceased Members. 

Patrick F. Shevlin. 

Maj. Henry C. Hall. 

COUNTRY FOR WHICH YOU FOUGHT, THE (Illustrated.)—! 1 >i 

Rhode Island to Colorado IX 

San Francisco X. 

Lieut. Edward P. Tobie. 

Clifton W. Wiles. 
Addresses by Gen. David McM. Gregg, Gen. John B. Mcintosh, 
David A.Buehler, Esq.; Lieut. Col. William Brooke- Rawle, Gen. 
J. Irvin Gveg£, Col. John B. Bachelder, Capt. David M. Gilmore, 
Capt. William E. Miller, Rev. Percy Clinton Webber, Maj. J. 
Edward Carpenter, poem by Fie at. Edward P. Tobie. 

Francis E. Saunders. 
ENLISTING IN THE REGIMENT, Price for the Privilege of 

Orin W. Goock. 

Chaplain S. A. Fuller. 

Lteu r. Edward P. Toijie. 

Lieut. Edward P. Tobie. 

Maj. Henry Oil all. 
GENEALOGICAL, Jan., 1892, 

James Donnelly, Jr., Henry T. Libby. 
GENEALOGICAL, April, 1892, 

John Ames, Gideon Andrews, Jr.. William W. Barlow, Warren E. 
Bickford, William Bradford, Jerome W. Burrows, Samuel Burrows, 
Alvin A. Carter, Rowland C. Clad,, George \V. Eaton, Arthur 
Gilchrist, Riley Gilchrist, James W. Harriman, Andrew J. Kim- 
ball. Frederick D. Lynn, Emery Merrill. George A. Messer, Aure- 
lius Parker, John Thompson. 


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C0N7EA : ... 99 

GENEALOGICAL, July, 1892, IX. .1 2 11; 

Charles S. Brown, Seth C. Brown, John O. Bruce, Moses !'. i 
lin, William Y. Clements, Adnah Gilmore, Charles B. Gilman, 
Samuel M. Holden, John F. Lord, Asa Frederick Steward. 

GENEALOGICAL, Oct. 1892. X. 91 >6 

Horatio Smith Libhy, Samuel W. Palmer, Charles II. Pickard, 
Thomas Benton Pulsifer, Charles E. Robinson, Rich L I> iei m 
Jr., Isaac Shields, Zoradus D. Stevens, Abiezer Veazie, Marcus A. 
Vuse, David II. Whittier, Edward P. Worcester. 



Moses Y. Richards. 

TYSBURG, IV. 22-44 
Lieut. Col. William Brooke-Rawi.e. 

GREGG, Gen.J. Irvin, Death of VIII. 66- 

HAWKES, NATHAN 1EP S., Capture of. 


Lieut. Edwakd P. Tobie. 

TIM— Poem, 




Rockland Tribune. 

LADIES AUXILIARY, Organization. 


Bar Harbor, 

Boston, 1SS9. 


H " '• I-SOO. 

«< " Houlton, 

" u Washington, 

LAST CAMPAIGN, Official Report of, 

t Jen. I. P. ' "ii.i.EV. 

Lieut. Edward P. To 11 

' Lemuel R. Lurvey, Thomas B. Pulsifer, James V. Wood, Charles 

E. McCoy. W. \Y. \Viii ; ams. 

Charles Ii. Kenney, Thomas C. Gray, Herman U. Green, kusou 

R. Bangs, George'w. Eaton, W. \V. Williams. 

Lieut. Horatio S. I.ibbv, Fames W. Uarriman, I eland F. Davis, 

Charles E.McCov, John [•'. FonLNV.S. <yl 

James T. Williams, AW W. Williams, 1 ieut. Ilorat S. I.i .by, Maj. 

Henry C. Hall, I.ieut.-Col. William lin.okc-Ra«l ■■ R- 

Bangs, James V. Wood Frank I. Savag < C v 


66-6 S 




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71 -So 

100 CO NT J \ 


E. A. Paul, James IT. Mcrritt, Augustus \V. i , p] 
IE Butler, W. W. Willi ims, \V. A. \ mal, I I. M. Harrington, \V. 
S. Sylvester, S. C. Smith, Nelson S. Forsythe, D. W. !'. Imer, Geo. 

F. Jewett, Lewis Andrews, R. L, Dodge, Albert M. Co 
Daggett, E. W. Wheeler, Riley L. Jones, Albert Moulton, i ■ 
N. Harris, A. A. Melvin, George M. Kelley, Lieut. Horatio 
by, William IE Farnum, Dr. William S. 1 1 . 


Henry L. Mitchell, Charles IE Bell, Thomas B. Pulsifer, Orrin I.. 
Garrett, Converse E. Webb, J. 1'. Thoi tp on, I W. : ; lw, A Com- 
rade's Wife, Lorenzo C. Hooper, .Mrs. Joseph G. Vanium, Jan ■ 
H. Card, Perky Lowe. E. W. Whitaker, Albert J.. Sylvest< . 1 . 
Case, Frank C. Need ham. 


IE B. Soule, R. W. Porter, Samuel Fowles, A. Lord, |r., George N. 
Bliss, E. M.Tuton, James H. Merritt, \V. S. Sylvester, Lyman I'. 
Leighton, George W. Gray, S. C. Smith, W. S. Foster. A. E. Sn 
Albert F. Jackson, Edgar Clements. 


S. M. Holden, James IE Merrill, Edward P. Worcester, E. W. 
Lyon, Harrison Coding, James W. Harriman, foseph T. Darl 1, 
Mrs. Orrin L. Goodwin, Monroe Daggett, Bessie McClure, \V. II. 
Hollingwood, Mrs. M. E. Walker, Edgar Clements, Lillian O rtru ie, 
A. A. Robinson, George Northrop, Albert N. S< ip, Robert Bell, A. 
M. Warren, Eeroy id. Tobie, Robert Lockhait, Orrin F. !.•■•■ i . 
Jos.T. Darling, Henry C. Whitaker, D.McM. Gregg,Ge .rgeJ.N r- 
throp, Thomas B. Moore, Charles C. Griswold, PEW. ' ' VVar- 
ren F. Bickford, Mrs. Richard Cram. Henry C. Whitaker. Alvin 
Hunter, John B. Perry, W. A. Yin; 1, D. W. Davis, W. M. Davis. 


D. H. L. Gleason, P. E. McReynolds, Akin Hunter, Edv ard B. 
Ripley, William J. Carleton, A. J. Bucbank, Joseph IE Bradley, 
James E. Stilphen, IE P. Thompson. Harrison Coding. E. IE Tol ie, 

1 A. A. Robinson, James N. Preseott, J. P. Cilley, Jennie E. MeFar- 

land, Henry T. Bartlett, Hiram T. Cook, Henry E. Patch, E. B. 

I Haywood. 


Aaron Bartlett, Edmund 'P. Panes, A. IE Bixbv, George M 
Brown, Plummer IE Butler, Bradbury P. Doe. John B. Drake, 
George W. Eaton, William O. Elliot, Arad E. Gilbert, Charles C. 
S. Hassler, C. C. Gassier, Robe;' Nutter, Eh/ John 1 t a Willi urn 
A. Rucker, Thomas J. Sanford, C. II. Smith, E. W. Scl . I 

E. Shackford, Will-am Trimble, W. W. William, Gerrard Irvine 


Chaw.ain S. A. Fuller. 



MASSACHUSETTS BRANCH, Annual Meeting, 1891 
" " Banquet, 18SS 

" " 1890 

'• . " " 1S92 

;t " Organization 


Gen. J. P. Cilley. 

Lieut. I Ioratio S. Libbv. 
MIDDLETOWN AND BULL RUN, Recollections of 

Luc I EN W. Lv< »N. 

Sf.rgf. Peter J. Dresser. 

Gen. J. P. Cilley. 

C. W. WlLES. 


Mat. Henry C. Hall. 


C. C. Hassler. 

OBITUARIES, July, 1890, 

Gustavus McClure, Asa M. Young. 

OBITUARIES, Oct., [890, 

Col. Daniel S. Curtis, Abiezer Veazie, Sergeant Major Albert C. 
Dam, George R. Cameron. Lieut. James \V. Poor, Corn.-Sergt. 
Daniel W. Haines, Andrew S. Fisher, [ohn C. Gumming?, Thomas 
P. Moore. 

OBITUARIES, Jan. 1891, III. 

Lieut. James \V. Poor, Sewall S. Avery, Orlando A. Hayford. 

OBITUARIES, April 1S91, IV. 

Lieut. Calvin B. Bon-. 1.1 , William \ Fuller,' Dr. Frank B< il ;b, An- 
drew S. Fisher, Capt. George W. llussey, Abiezer Veazie, John H. 
Biekford, George D. Palmer, William If. Gray, Nathan B. Webb, 
Mrs. Edward P. Tobie. 

OBI rUARIES, Get., 1891, VI. 

Horace Sylvester, Stephen W. Patten, William if. Woodward, Hor- 
ace P. Holyoke, Dr. William S. Howe, Mrs. Caroline Cameron. 

OBITUARIES, Jan., 1S92, 

John H. Goddard, Fred S. Jones. 

OBITUARIES, April, 189*2, 
Mrs. Calvin S. Douty. 


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Addresses by Hon. W. W. Bolster, T. Horace Hoi .. , I 
Merrill, Major J. D. Pulsifer, A. R. S ,-a< l£ , . Gen. J01 
P. Cilley, Chaplain Benj. W. Teft, E. S. Johnstfn, Ex-Governor 
Alonzo Garcelon, Maj. Sidney W\ Thaxter, Rev. Step! •. ! • 
Dr. John P. Sheahan, Maj. Henry C. Hall, Lieul H . ; ;. 
Lieut. Edward P.Tobie; letters by Gen. Charles H. Smith, 
David Mc M. Gregg, Gen. Joshua L. Chamberlain, Governor Fred- 
erick Robie and oilier-. 


Addresses by C ol. Samuel H. Allen, Maj. George M. Brown, Col. A. 
C. Hamlin, Gov.Bodwell. Gen. Charles Hamlin, Gen. Jonathan 1 . 
Cilley, Judge Haskell, Capt. Charles A. Boutelle, Rev. Dr. A. K. 
P. Small; poems by Francis E. Saunders, Lieut. I Kvard P. Tobie; 
letters from Gen. Charles H. Smith; an old letter from Gov. 
burn; appointment of committee on the Gettysburg i 
re; art of committee on the public xtion of the History. 


Addresses by Simeon A. Holden, Col. Albion C. Drinkwatt r, Col. 
Samuel H. Alien, Gen. J. P. Cilley, Mrs. Lorenza Ha; 
Taylor of Virginia, Charles E.Jacks, Lieut. Edward Jordan,. Capt. 
Jacob B. Loring, Berry Chan Her, Melvin Preble, Capt. Black 
Hawk Putnam, Maj. Henry C. Hah, Benj. P. Lowell, Patrick F. 
Shevlin; presentati* 11 to Comrade Holden. 


Addresses by Col. Albion C. Drinkwater, Lieut. Gov. Brackett, 
Gen. Benjamin F. Butler, Gen. Chas. H. Smith, Harry M'Glenen, 
Hon. Harrison Hume, Gen. Jonathan P. Cille ; | - by Lieut. 

Edward P.Tobie and Patrick F. Shevlin; letter- from Gen. J. Irvin 
Gregg, J. P. Johnson, Riley L. Jom , Capt. Cha V. rd, Mel 

ville B. Cook, and others; visit to D^o: Island as g f the City 

of Boston. 


Addresses by Gen. ("hades II. Smith, Gen. Jonathan P. Cilley, Col. 
Samuel IE Allen, De Witt C. Durgan, Col. Al , Drinkwater, 

Gen. Llewellyn G. Estes, Lieut, h Iward P. Tobie, Dr. Augustus C. 
Ha nlin, Gen. J .shua L. Cha il ■ rlain, Gen. W. K. Sme Iburg, Maj. 
Benj. F. Tucker, Hon. William E. Barrett. 

REUNION AT BOSD >N, [890, SA tch of IE 


\ idressesby N. B. Nutt, Esq., Gen. Charles H. Smith, Dr. "A 
Sheahan, Gem Jonathan P. Cilley, Rev. lb W. Martin, Capt. 
Charles A. Boutelle, Maj. A. B. Sumner, A. IE Kelly, Dr. J. M. 
Jonah, Col. Albion C. Drinkwater, Col. Geo. B. Dyer, Maj. Henry 
C. Hall; poem by Lieut. Edward I 1 Tobie. 







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S. Strickland, Gen. j. 1'. Cilley, Co!. Albion C. Drinl ;at r, Dr. 
John P. Sheahan, Charles E. Jacks, Dr. I'heo J. Patcheider, Gilbert 
N. Harris, Capl. John W. Freese, Li -at. Horati 1 S. Libby; sto<-y 
by Sergt. Sidney W.Clark; poem by Li< Edward P. Tobie; 

letter from Gen. Charles If. Smith. 
REUNION AT HOULTON, Sketch of " VI. 49-52 


REUNION AT SKOWH EG AX, 1S86, I\ r . 5-21 

Adckesses by Gen. Jonathan P. Cilley, Capt. G. S. Sewall, Capt. 
Zenas Vaughan, Mai. George M. Crown, L>r. S. A. Patten, Lev. C. 
M. G. Hanvood, Rev f. M. Frost, Gem Isaac Dyer, Col. Alb). 1 
C. Drinkwater, Dr. William S. Howe, Milton F. Ricker, Frank 
J. Savage; poems by Miss Lillian C. Smith and Miss Minta J. 
Mosher; letters from Gen. Charles II. Smith, Major Sidney W. 
Thaxter, Capt. Charles \V. Ford, Lieut. Benjamin A. Osborne, and 

Gen. J. P. Cilley. 
REVIEW— Poem, 

Chaplain Frederic Denis* n. 
ROLL CALL. January, 1S91, 
IH ILL CALF, January, l^j 2 , 
ROSTER, Additional, 

Gen. J. P. Cru r:v. 

C. W. Wiles. 
SMITH, GENLL'IIARLFS 11., Retirement Lorn the Arm}, 
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SONS OF THE FIRST OF MAINE, Organization o{ 

Gcn. Tiiom v.s T. Mlneord. 

Lielt. Edward P. Toi 

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